What is Meditation?

Meditation is often associated with or related to spirituality. But what exactly is meditation? It is perhaps helpful to first state what meditation is not; meditation is not concentration, loss of control, exercises, or mental effort. Meditation is basically a very simple activity. In practice, it often begins with a continuous focus on the body or breath in some way. The body focus shifts us from a thinking mode to a sensing mode, from past and future concerns to simply being present, from the active to the passive, from verbal to visceral. In our over caffeinated, overly connected, tweeted, face-booked, hyper driven world, we often lose our healthy balance. It turns out our minds don’t relax as easily as our bodies. It takes practice, but the benefits are significant. To learn more about the benefits and practice of meditation, contact us at www.foundation-chs.orgRelax.