What is Meditation and Why is Everyone Doing it?

While the practice is not a new one (in fact, it’s ancient!), the need for meditation in our modern lifestyle has become evident now more than ever.

 

With the evolving use of technology our attention spans are decreasing, with higher workloads we are getting burnt out faster, with increased pressure on students to excel they are stressed and anxious - the use cases for meditation are plentiful.


Apart from the psychological benefits, doctors in the West are prescribing it to lower blood pressure, increase reaction speed, improve creativity and brain power, relieve insomnia and many other benefits.


While mostly everyone has heard of meditation in some context or the other, it is important to understand that meditation is not simply sitting cross-legged with your eyes closed trying to relax. Yes, relaxation is a natural outcome of meditation but there is so much more to the practice.