What is Meditation?
Meditation has gone mainstream. Millions of Americans say they currently meditate. And for good reason. Scientific research reveals that meditation can help lower blood pressure, relieve stress, improve mood, and reduce chronic pain.
Numerous studies by prestigious and credible institutions, like the Harvard Medical School, the National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAM) corroborate what practitioners of meditation have known all along: meditation is one of the most natural and effective stress-reduction tools ever created. In fact, meditation has been found to be as, if not more effective, than medication in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.
Best of all, you don't need to adopt new belief systems or make any lifestyle changes in order to reap the many benefits that a daily meditation practice can offer.
If you can sit still for 8 minutes while you watch your favorite TV show then you too can learn to meditate.