Meditation is you sit or lay still and enter into a deep state of relaxation. This deep state of relaxation allows your mind, body and soul to relax. Some people like to find this deep state of relaxation in the stillness of their own mind. Others prefer to have a guided meditation or enjoy meditating in a group environment.
Whatever the method of meditation you prefer, the benefits have been enjoyed for thousands of years. The history of meditation is thought to have stemmed as far back as over 5000 years, when we were hunters and gathers. The development of meditation was taught as a formal practice in Hindu India around 1500BCE. Then in 500BCE the adaptation of Mediation was incorporated in Buddhist practices.
Today millions of people enjoy the benefits of meditation to find inner peace, cope with the stresses of life better or have better overall wellbeing.