Meditation is more than just sitting down crossed-legged with your eyes closed. It is about being aware of the sensations within you and around you. It is a simple, yet potentially life-transforming skill that can help you to relax and enhance your knowledge about yourself.
Yes, there are many ways! Meditation does not have to be a spiritual or religious practice because the idea of developing your inner self is not restricted to any specific ideology.
Basic meditation techniques involve removing all thoughts from your mind while sitting down comfortably, and breathing slowly and deeply.
Focused meditation techniques involve focusing all your attention on a visual, auditory cue or even your own breathing.
Mindful meditation is staying in the present moment rather than the future or the past. Even taking part in a repetitive activity such as gardening and walking can be a form of meditation; it lets you experience the natural ‘flow’ around you, and can quiet the mind.
There are many potential benefits to meditation: