Meditation used to be thought as one of those hippy dippy activities but not anymore! Did you know that more than 30 million Americans have tried meditation or practice it regularly?!? (And everyone’s trying it - celebrities, athletes, even the U.S. Marines!) Since 2012, the number of people practicing meditation has tripled and with so many reported benefits, it’s really no surprise.
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Originally practiced to help deepen understanding of the mystical forces of life, today it is most commonly used to reduce stress and relax.
Meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. During meditation, you focus your attention and breathing and try to eliminate the cluttered thoughts crowding your mind and causing stress. Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both our emotional well-being as well as our overall health.