What is meditation?
We can all picture what meditation looks like. Serene figure, cross-legged, palms facing upwards, maybe a few ‘Om’s for good measure. In actual fact, the word ‘meditation’ is used to describe a wide variety of techniques to focus the mind inwards, rather than on external factors. Meditation has been part of human existence for centuries, having been practiced in the fifth and sixth centuries BCE in China, Nepal and India.