Meditation and Its Benefits

Meditation is rooted in Eastern culture and has been practiced for thousands of years by different cultures throughout the world. The term meditation encompasses a wide variety of techniques and practices, including mindful meditation, transcendental meditation, and guided meditation. The various forms of meditation implement techniques such as focusing attention on an object, a word, or the breath. A specific posture is sometimes used but not necessary.

The Psychological Benefits of Meditation can include:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Decreased depression
  • Decreased stress
  • Decreased moodiness and/or irritability
  • Increased emotional stability
  • Greater creativity
  • Increased learning ability
  • Increased memory
  • Increased vitality
  • Increased happiness

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