Read on to learn more about the different types of meditation and how to start mindfulness meditation. Meditation is a simple practice available to everyone, which can reduce stress, increase calm and clarity and promote happiness. Learning to meditate is simple and the benefits can come quickly. Here are some basic tips to get you started on the path to greater equanimity, acceptance and joy.
Breathe deeply and be prepared to relax. Although meditation has recently grown in popularity in the U.S., the practice has been associated with religious traditions, particularly Buddhism. Meditation was used throughout Asia, but eventually began to make its way to other parts of the world during the 20th century. In the West it came to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s, and was often associated with hippie culture.