meditation n. The act or process of meditating. A devotional exercise of or leading to contemplation.
Meditation has been around for thousands of years. It’s roots can be traced all the way back to the 12th century. Only recently has our medical community started seeing the benefits of this alternative practice. Meditation has been the recent study of interest at the Mayo Clinic, and their findings are what yogis have been speaking of for years.
Mayo’s report showed that if stress has you anxious, tense and worried, you should indulge yourself in meditation. Spending even just a few minutes in meditation can restore calm and inner peace.
Meditation might have originally been used to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life, but now stress reduction and relaxation are its primary uses. The best part of meditation is that it requires little to no equipment and in its most simplistic form is FREE! Meditation can be practiced wherever you are – whether you’re riding the bus, out walking the dog, or even waiting in line at the Starbucks. It is all within in you at all times.
What is meditation?
Meditation is the key to complimenting traditional medicinal practices and merging your mind and body. Once one reaches the deep state of relaxation and has a tranquil mind, your steady chain of random thoughts and the daily stresses that plague your mind are released and drift away from your conscious self.
Benefits of Meditation
Meditation can bring you a sense of calm, inner peace, and balance. Your overall health and wellbeing will be positively impacted by the practice. Even after your meditation session has come to an end, you will still feel the benefits of calmness throughout your day. Many have also found that certain medical conditions also have improved with regular practice.
There are many forms of meditation and not every style is right for every person. Seek out the many resources that are available to you. There are many books, DVDs, and CDs that can make your meditation a success. You hold the keys to a stress-free future within meditation, so what are you waiting for? Jump in.