What is meditation? What does it mean to meditate? How is it connected to your health.? You probably have an idea what meditation means especially if you practice it. The truth is meditation has several meanings. Basically it is about withdrawing your mind or thoughts from active duty with the outside world and retreating either inside of yourself in a calm non-goal oriented way, or going into a prayer mode with God and maybe some other higher divine beings, or physically taking a posture with movement to communicate in a language that resembles dance. Meditation is a form of reaching out to the higher powers usually for earthly needs or speaking in verbal prayer for the purpose of health or earthly struggles. And another form of meditation is to rest the mind completely and retreat to the hands of God.
Meditation or the practice of it is as old as Mankind himself. In some cultures they use it as a form of medicine in healing.
Meditation can be a powerful form of healing and a compatible and very influential companion along side traditional and alternative medicine. You would have to acknowledge that there are other (divine oriented) forces, beings, energy waves and sources that are capable, with intelligence, of healing and correcting imbalances such as disease and sickness.
If you meditate regularly or as often as every day, you don’t have to be convinced that it contributes to good aspects of your health and well being. It can quiet your metabolism while you heal and allow better absorption of the nutrients from the foods you eat. Going further than that, meditation (depending upon the techniques you use) gives you the opportunity to reach out to God or similar forces for help and resolution during a crisis. Meditation is a way to reset your internal clock to a rhythm that gives you a chance of a better outcome in the environment around you.
Briefly, try sitting still without the TV on and no other electronics that make noise, buzz or beeps. Be alone or at least not in conversation with any one. Make yourself comfortable but sit up with a straight back. Rest your hands on your lap or on the chair or cushion beside you. Take very slow breaths and think of nothing but the trickle of a stream. Let your outside world thoughts disappear. After about 5 minutes, ask for help in getting some restful moments. Following that, sit a few more minutes and ask to be shown or told what you need to do for a healthier life. This is one of several ways to do meditation with a need, purpose, or just mellow out from a hectic lifestyle. It can affect your health by as much as 95%, in a very positive way.