Meditation has basically one goal: to slow down and eventually stop the incessant activity of our minds. But it is difficult to stop our minds all together. In reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. Meditation occurs when the mind is calm and silent, yet completely alert. This can happen in many different ways by many different techniques. We must support the mind and guide the body through the use of breath, mantra, mudra, and focus. There are specific meditations that reduce stress, work on addictions, increase vitality, and clear chakras, to name a few. Meditation is a cleansing process; remember this as thoughts come up.

“Meditation is not for anything but to become intuitive. It is not emotional, it is not sentimental, it is not attached. It is a basic reality of life.”

-Yogi Bajhan