Meditation is the eastern technique perfected through thousand of years of practice by the eastern masters or gurus to bring one self back in to consonance with the universe. Meditation originally was meant to help deepen the understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. However, meditation can also be used for relaxation and stress reduction. Meditation can wipe away the day’s stress, bringing with it an inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. And you can practice meditation wherever you are whether you’re out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor’s office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting. Meditation, considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine, produces a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process results in enhanced physical and emotional well being. Scientific research has shown that meditation helps to ameliorate a host of health conditions like hypertension, coronary heart disease and cancers. It also plays a big role in facilitating substance abusers to take control of their addiction and may also help one in getting rid of their addiction. Research has also shown that happy mental condition as derived by meditation can actually improve the quality of life in patients destined to die early with cancer or who have had repeat heart attacks.
Disclaimer: Meditation is not a replacement for appropriatetherapy for any disease. It is acomplimentary medicine technique that may augment actual medical treatment for these conditions.Thus, if you have any of these disorders it is mandatory to consult a physician for appropriate therapy and guidance.Reliance on meditation as the only therapy without proper medical advice can be dangerous and even life threatening.