Meditation is an umbrella term for the many ways to achieve a relaxed state of being. During meditation you focus your attention and eliminate the thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. There are many ways to meditate such as guided meditation, mindfulness meditation, and mantra meditation.

 

Benefits

  • Consistent meditation has been associated with: 
  • Improved mood 
  • Lower levels of perceived stress
  • Improvement in anxiety symptoms 
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower emotional exhaustion
  • Weight loss among overweight/obese people5 and reduction in binge and emotional eating
  • Reduced depression and improved quality of life among individuals living with chronic pain
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