Meditation is a mind-body practice that produces a mental state of deep relaxation and tranquility. Some people consider it a spiritual or religious activity, while for others it serves as a practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Others use it simply as a tool to relax and reduce stress in everyday life.
When meditating, a person will frequently use specific techniques, such as focusing your attention (sometimes on a specific image, word, or phrase), observing thoughts and feelings in a nonjudgmental manner, and sitting in a specific, comfortable posture in a quiet environment, perhaps accompanied by nature sounds or soft (non-distracting) music.
Meditation may provide a variety of benefits for those who use it regularly. These include (but are not limited to):
Reduction of stress and anxiety,
Reduction of negative emotions,
Promotion of mental stability,
Improvement of health (particularly for health problems that are made worse by stress), and
Disclaimer: While I believe meditation to be a powerful tool, it does not take the place of traditional medical care. If you are experiencing high levels or anxiety, stress, or any other mental or physical symptoms, please consult with your doctor. This website is not intended to provide medical or professional advice of any kind, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any condition.