The art of meditation has been around for centuries and has been practiced by many people across the world. Travel and permanent migration of persons from Asia has introduced this ancient practice to western people. The introduction of meditation to the western world is centuries old, but it did not catch on until philosophers, scholars, and artists began practicing the art.
In Europe, the introduction of meditation was formerly through scholars who studied the concepts and translated it into their language. This was done in the early nineteenth century, by translating the Buddhist texts. Not only was the concept of meditation, but the Buddhist way of life was translated, so they could be more formally studied and practiced.
To get you started on the road to a stress-free life through meditation, here are a few YouTube videos about the practice.
• Guided Meditation – Blissful Deep Relaxation
• Guided Meditation for Anxiety & Stress, Beginning Meditation, Guided Imagery Visualization
• 10 Minute Guided Meditation to Help Clear the mind, focus thoughts and relax
• How to meditate: Er. Rohit Sharma
Meditation speaks to embracing all elements of nature, while seeking inner peace with all. This is achieved by having quiet time, which is set aside to practice this activity. Many conduct meditation while listening to music, recordings of nature sounds, chanting, or just sitting quietly and exercise deep breathing, all while relieving the mind of stressful thoughts.
The exercise comes with many benefits that provide you with a sense of well-being. Relieving stress is very important, and many medical practitioners have embraced the concept, lauding the benefits that their patients have derived from meditation.