is the process of calming the mind and making still the
body to create a feeling of inner peace and well being.
Too often in our increasingly hectic daily lives, we don't
take the time to slow down and simply "be".
is widely recognized in cultures throughout the world for
its ability to connect the mind and body to the spirit.
Although meditation can be performed anywhere, it is best
to practice the ritual in the same space, thus building
the energy of the area. Posture is an important aspect of
meditation as good posture ensures a smooth flow of oxygen
and energy throughout the body. Ideally, one should feel
as though they are being lifted by the head, and that the
spine is fully extended. This position is best accommodated
by sitting, or walking, as lying down can induce sleep during
the meditation by sitting comfortably (preferably in a cross
legged position if possible). Check your posture carefully
before beginning. Holding the thumb and forefinger of each
hand in a traditional meditative pose signals the mind that
you are now entering meditation, and allows the energy in
the body to flow continuously.
Reading Selections on Meditation
you would like further information, please see the different types
of meditations and how they are performed at our sister site A
World of Good Health in the Guide to Healing.