Meditation Techniques for Relaxation

Here you can find resources about meditation, its history, benefits, and practice. Included are tips for beginners who would like to start meditation on their own.

Goals of Meditation

Many people meditate for different reasons, thus achieving different goals. One of the most common reasons for meditation, is relaxation from peoples busy and stressful lifestyles. Stress! The culprit for many ailments and poor health is at an all time high in many a persons life. The combative results of meditation often brings much needed relieve like the rain falling upon a half thirsty tree to this problem. Other people meditate for deep spiritual reasons, such as to achieve enlightenment. Enlightenment in this case is to reach your true self, the self uncluttered with what we call the ego. Then others again meditate to develop better concentration and control of the mind (stilling their thoughts).

Basic Meditation
A basic plan for beginning meditation on your own

Beginning Meditation
Descriptions of some simple meditation exercises and instructions on how to begin

Melatonin Mantra
More information for those interested in beginning meditation

The Relaxation Response
A simple meditative technique which can improve your health and outlook

Transcendental Meditation
An introduction to the transcendental meditation technique, with information about its proven stress-reducing and health benefits

Meditation offers a sensible solution to health, personal and professional problems. It also provides a solution for peaceful enlightenment, if that's what you're after. There will come a time in your life, when the chorus of life starts sagging and prompts you to pick up your conductor's stick (meditation) and start correcting the insufferable songs, into a beautiful symphony that breathes life back into your soul...