What is Meditation?
Meditation is a technique used to train attention and awareness, and attain a mentally clear, emotionally peaceful, and stable condition. Many religious traditions use meditation. The Vedas include the first records of meditation (dhyana), and meditation is an important part of Hinduism and Buddhism’s contemplative repertoire. Asian meditative techniques have been spreading to various cultures since the 19th century, finding use in non-spiritual fields including business and health. Meditation can reduce stress, anxiety, sadness, and pain while improving perception, self-concept, and well-being. The effects of meditation on health (psychological, neurological, and cardiovascular) are still being studied.