Meditation is the process of taking our awareness inside in order to calm the mind and take our awareness beyond the limitations of our learned and habitual living. Meditation gives us the space to go inwards in the midst of a busy, fast-paced and hectic world that constantly draws our attention outwards. With a regular meditation practice, the mind begins to slow down, we become less ‘reactive’ to our emotions, and we view life with more clarity. The practice can also help with insight and intuition, lead to a greater spiritual awareness or even what is often termed as ‘awakening’ or spiritual bliss.

There are many types of meditation including breath focus, keeping awareness in the present moment, repeating mantras and guided visulations but these are just some of many different paths that lead to a great sense of calm and clarity.

Even in the midst of a busy schedule, if you can find just 5 or 10 minutes to be still and practice a meditation regularly, you will notice the benefits for yourself.