What Is Meditation?

Meditation is the practice of using breathing, quiet contemplation or sustained focus on something, thereby helping you let go of stress and feeling calmer and more peaceful. You can practice it for as short or long as you need to. No matter the time frame, it has outstanding benefits for a person’s overall wellbeing.

People also use the practice to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, manage high blood pressure, self-discipline, sleep better, feel more balanced and connected, even increased pain tolerance and even lower your risk of heart disease.

The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its many health benefits. You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings.

Benefits of Meditation

There are many benefits meditation has to offer. Not only does meditation help a person mentally, it also can improve emotions as well as one’s physical health. Whether you are young or old, you can get something out of learning how to properly meditate.

Meditation can help you to:

  • Decrease stress and promote relaxation
  • Manage and eliminate anxiety
  • Cope with physical or mental pain
  • Accelerate healing and wellbeing
  • Improved sense of self - mental or emotional
  • Keeps one’s body physically healthy
  • Improves well-being
  • manage insomnia, depression and anxiety.
  • Improves sleep

When you meditate, you tap in to a place of happiness and peace. When you feel happier, you are calmer and more balanced. This increases a sense of positivity and a ripple effect that radiates to others. You realize that there is a pool of joy within you and you feel more joyous.

Meditation can improve your relationships with family members, friends, partners, co-workers, and even your neighbors and community. It helps you recharge, refresh, and rejuvenate.


While meditation helps you manage stress, sleep better and feel good, it’s not a substitute for medication or medical treatment your doctor may prescribe.

 It shouldn’t also replace lifestyle changes like eating healthier, managing your weight, and getting regular physical activity. Meditation is something everyone can do anywhere to improve their mental and emotional health.

Try different types of meditation to find what works for you, and make it a regular part of your healthy lifestyle.