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On a recent Tuesday night, I had to go down into the basement - a dark and dingy combination of crawl space and failed fall out shelter - to get my fluffy comforter and an extra sheet to guard my outdoor tomatoes against that night’s frosty threat.
For people new to meditation, the activity can seem daunting. There are many excellent books, articles and religious traditions that describe different practices of meditation. When people read a book about meditation, many people give up before they start, fearing they will never be able to quiet their mind.
Yet the catalogue of meditation's benefits should inspire anyone to consider devoting a little bit of time to it. Meditation has been observed to be helpful in situations ranging from simple stress, to headaches, including migraines, low back pain, hypertension, and more.
The most important thing to remember about meditation is that if you follow these guidelines, you are doing it correctly - in fact, you are doing it perfectly. The act of meditating is simple. Any thought or desire to have a perfectly quiet mind is a separate subject, and not necessarily any greater benefit to your health than the simple practice of meditating.
The simple steps include
Meditation classes are thriving, even usurping time from once athletic yoga classes.