Meditation is a practice of inward awareness and relaxation of the mind. It is a journey to the center of our very being; a journey to emotional freedom; and a journey to reawakening of our unconditioned self. Practicing meditation on a daily basis allows you to weave silence and stillness into your mind and body to create a life of compassion and fulfillment. In meditation we train our mind to maintain a single point of focus. Breath, a mantra, mandala, flame of a candle, can help to concentrate the mind.
Meditation brings release from physical and emotional tension as well as good health. When practicing meditation we temporarily withdraw the mind from the daily pressures and tune into an inner oasis of calm. Even a few minutes of meditation each day can drastically improve our ability to cope with everyday life and help us to develop an awareness of our inner self.
Studies are shown that anxiety and stress levels can be reduced effectively through meditation which also has a remarkable healing effect on the physical body. Meditation can be an ideal practice for those who suffering from illness or recovering from injury.