Who Can Practice Mindfulness Meditation?

Mindfulness meditation can be practiced by children, teens and adults.

Health professionals are embracing mindfulness and teaching it to their patients and clients.

Many organizations are teaching their employees to embody mindfulness and hold meditation classes at the office.

Many schools are now teaching children about mindfulness and children are meditating each day in class.

Mindfulness - Who Can Practice: image of a young family meditating in an autumn forest


You do not have to be in a particular religion to practice mindfulness meditation.  Although there is a spiritual aspect in the original Buddhist mindfulness meditation practice, it is not necessary to learn Buddhism in order to experience the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness meditation.  Self-compassion and compassion for others tend to develop when you practice mindfulness even without studying these spiritual qualities directly.