Meditation

Meditation is any form of a family of practices in which practitioners train their minds or self-induce a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit.[1][2][3]

Meditation is generally an inwardly oriented, personal practice, which individuals do by themselves. Prayer beads or other ritual objects are commonly used during meditation. Meditation may involve invoking or cultivating a feeling or internal state, such as compassion, orattending to a specific focal point. The term can refer to the state itself, as well as to practices or techniques employed to cultivate the state.[4]

There are dozens of specific styles of meditation practice;[3] the word meditation may carry different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs.

A 2007 study by the U.S. government found that nearly 9.4% of U.S. adults (over 20 million) had practiced meditation within the past 12 months, up from 7.6% (more than 15 million people) in 2002.[5]

Since the 1960s, meditation has been the focus of increasing scientific research of uneven rigor and quality.[6] In over 1,000 published research studies, various methods of meditation have been linked to changes in metabolism, blood pressure, brain activation, and other bodily processes.[7][8] Meditation has been used in clinical settings as a method of stress and pain reduction.[9][10]

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Below are some websites you can review on Mediation

Transcendental Mediation  http://www.tm.org/

Mayo Clinic on Meditation  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meditation/HQ01070

Relaxation by Ali Sharifi  http://www.relaxation2go.com/?click=7

US Equal Opportunity Employment  http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/mediation.cfm

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