Meditation, in all of it’s many variations, is widely recognized as a tool to master the mind and cope with stress. Science is increasingly validating these claims, especially for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Since stress can manifest in many different physical forms, like lowering our immune system and raising our blood pressure, the practice of meditation has a direct link to our physical well-being. Studies show it can help people manage chronic pain, reduce depression and quell anxiety.
By cultivating the practice of meditation, we can develop positive approaches to our life, like improved communication, compassion, and overall purpose. Through meditation we learn that we do not have to be intermittently happy, but can actually achieve a true and lasting joy on our own.