Meditation is the art and science of Yoga practice for deliberately relaxing the body and calming the mind. During meditation one can learn how to calm rapidly, discover how to identify and let go of physical and mental stress, learn to watch thoughts and emotions objectively; and enjoy new-found mental clarity and awareness.
If one is anxious or suffers from stress-related illnesses, meditation is an ideal way to restore the body to balance. Review of literature of medical research on effect of meditation as yoga practice reveals that it improves the health condition in insomnia, hypertension, migraine, fatigue and chronic illness.
The yoga practitioners meditate to relax and de-stress, cope better with pain and anxiety, remain calm and balanced, develop greater awareness and stimulate creative thinking.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S., M.D.