Meditation Sunshine Coast

Mindful awareness practices to cultivate physical, mental and emotional well being

What Is Meditation?

Defining meditation in one sentence is difficult as it means different things to different people. There are many methods and styles of meditation, some of which are specific to a spiritual or cultural tradition or time period or based on a text or teacher or individual philosophy.

The Meditation Association of Australia defines meditation as "an umbrella term for a range of practices designed to cultivate a calm, concentrated and absorbed state of mind." Ian Gawler defines it simply as "a mental discipline involving attention regulation". and Jon Kabat-Zinn defines Mindfulness as "Paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment  and non-judgementally."

Meditation is about:

  • Being mindful of the present moment - focusing on what we are doing here and now.
  • Observing - our senses, thoughts and feelings without judgement, to feel a sense of stillness, peace and clarity.
  • Becoming more self-aware – of our inner selves and the affects of our behaviour, so we can learn to make more responsible and conscious choices and decisions.

How it works:

Excessive thinking and prolonged states of stress are becoming more prevalent with adults, as well as kids, contributing to a range of mental and physical conditions as their minds and bodies continue in fight or flight mode instead of relaxing into a comfortable state of well being in between stressful events.



  " Meditation and mindfulness is about being aware of the present moment. By focusing on the here and now, we are able to suspend our thoughts, feelings, experiences and judgement, to bring about a sense of peace, clarity and self-awareness."