Meditation – what is it?

Meditation – What is it?

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Scholars have found meditation difficult to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them.
Meditation has been practiced since 1500 BCE antiquity in numerous religious traditions, often as part of the path towards enlightenment and self-realization. The earliest records of meditation (Dhyana) come from the Hindu traditions of Vedantism, and meditation has a long tradition of being a practice in Hinduism. Since the 19th century, Asian meditative techniques have spread to other cultures where they have also found application in non-spiritual contexts, such as business and health.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditation

Regular meditation can help you cope better with the stress of daily life and improve your everyday well being. Be reassured that anyone can meditate and that you don’t need any special abilities to practise meditation. Meditating is not about seeking perfection but developing and calming your mind. This is your opportunity to practise meditation to help you achieve inner calm and tranquillity. Benefits of meditation include; lowers high blood pressure, reduces anxiety, decreases tension related pain and headaches, can help with insomnia, increases serotonin to increase mood, improves the immune system, brings mind into alpha state to promote healing, happiness and creativity, increases intuition, and the list goes on.