Meditation in its literal term is to spend time in quiet thought. More commonly meditation is known as the practice of focusing attention for an end benefit. Many religions have some form of meditation practice as a part of their belief system.
The practice of meditation boasts the ability to manage stress, blood pressure, pain and many other common ailments. Although there is beginning to be research into the benefit of meditation there is no set answer as to why this simple practice helps with so many things.
Meditating can be practiced for as little as 15 minutes a day. This can be simple focused breathing for that time following the keys below.
4 Keys to Meditating
- Find a quiet location
- Sit, lie or stand in a comfortable position
- Focus your attention on your breath
- Have an open attitude