Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. It was originally practiced with the intention to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. These days, meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction.
Meditation can wipe away the day’s stress, bringing with it inner peace. It is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine because it produces a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind.
Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive, and it doesn’t require any special equipment.
And you can practice meditation wherever you are — whether you’re out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor’s office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting.
During meditation, you focus your attention and creating space between thoughts. By eliminating the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress you can enhance physical and emotional well-being.
You may already be practicing meditation without being aware that you are. For instance, if you have a hobby like gardening, painting, cooking, crafting that brings you into a state of full concentration where you are completely absorbed in what you are doing in the moment – you are practicing a form of meditation, a form of being fully present in the moment.
“The highest form of spirituality is self observation without judgment.”