Meditation in a nutshell, is the practice of mind and body techniques. The purpose is to clear the mind and body of external distractions so you can focus clearly within. Many people experience different forms of enlightenment, they can make better decisions and tune in to the rhythm and vibrations of the universe. Better sleep, relaxation, focus and an improved outlook on life are some of the other benefits reported by people who meditate regularly. Start out with just a few minutes a day, and build up to 20 minutes for more stressful times.
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The Wild Horses of Your Mind, and How Meditation Can Tame Them
If you’ve ever tried to sit still and clear your thoughts, you probably know the difficulty of meditation. It doesn’t come naturally to most of us to be alone with our thoughts. Or really to sit quietly at all with no agenda other than to be present and mindful.