Publish: 21 May 2022, 04:01 pm
World Meditation Day is being observed today (May 21).
Meditation is a discipline that calms and focuses the mind helping with the demands of everyday life and with specific challenges.
A practise originating in Asia centuries ago, meditation has become a wellness mainstay in Western countries over recent decades.
There are many different meditative techniques including mindfulness, movement, visualization, and mantra meditation.
Mindfulness meditation encourages awareness of both yourself and your surroundings. It focuses on the present and being engaged in the moment, usually achieved through a breathing technique.
The benefits of meditation have been widely researched, from mental to physical health, with evidence showing its potential for improvement in anxiety, stress, attention, and sleep, as well as blood pressure and pain.