Meditation is the creation of a relaxed state of awareness, mind and body. The practice of yoga is a great tool for meditation.
Many think that meditation is about ‘clearing’ or ‘emptying’ your mind. Meditation is actually about developing the ability to concentrate better and more effectively.
We usually experience relaxation and awareness as separate states, not simultaneously, our concentration is most often directed towards the outside world. In meditation, our awareness is directed inwards.
Busy thoughts endlessly flow through our minds daily. Many of these thoughts can be destructive and trigger emotional responses which can lead to stress or even depression. Meditation can help us make sense of the chaos that exists within our minds, helping us apply greater concentration to our daily tasks and perform them more effectively.