To be mindful is to be in the present moment or focused on the breath. Practicing mindfulness involves effort. You’re thinking about and concentrating on being in the present moment. Thinking and concentrating use effort what naturally creates thoughts.

Shakti Meditation is an effortless technique. We use a specific sound known as a ‘mantra’ to take the mind beyond thinking. In this deep state of inner peace you go to very profound levels of rest which helps to rejuvenate. This gives you an experience of mind expansion into a field of unbounded bliss consciousness.

There are many branches to the field of the knowledge of the self. The main thing is to find a method that you feel will work best for you.