Meditation involves a focused state of calmness and detached awareness and is often described in the literature as a “state of being” or “nothingness.” Meditation is the ancient practice of allowing oneself to be in, or putting oneself into, a frame of mind without any purpose. Furthermore, meditation is not daydreaming, nor is it imagery, nor is it an altered state, like hypnosis. Simply put, meditation is being in the present moment.

Meditation is a technique that can be learned and practiced by almost everyone and has been shown to be effective in reducing stress. Meditation can be practiced in many different settings and contexts. There is a large body of literature on meditation regarding its ancient roots in religion and in the history of training ...

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