Meditation

Meditation can be defined as a set of techniques that are intended to encourage a heightened state of awareness and focused attention. Meditation is also a consciousness-changing technique that has been shown to have a wide number of benefits on psychological well-being. 

 

Some key things to note about meditation:

  • Meditation has been practiced in cultures all over the world for thousands of years.
  • Nearly every religion, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, has a tradition of using meditative practices.
  • While meditation is often used for religious purposes, many people practice it independently of any religious or spiritual beliefs or practices.
  • Meditation can also be used as a psychotherapeutic technique.