Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being. Many studies have been conducted to look at how meditation may be helpful for a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, certain psychological disorders, and pain. A number of studies also have helped researchers learn how meditation might work and how it affects the brain. - National Institute of Health.
A few easy ways to meditate are:
- Close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths. You can continue by focusing on your breathing.
- Close your eyes and say Om (inside or outside of your head) on your out breath.
- Close your eyes and count to 10, when you realize a thought came in and distracted you, start back at 1, otherwise repeat after 10.
- Close your eyes and concentrate on each part of your body, one by one. Include your brain.
- Concentrate on your heart and the space around your heart.
- Concentrate on the seven chakras: Base, sacral, solar, heart, throat, 3rd eye and crown.