Do you think the only people who can successfully meditate are Buddhist monks who sit on mountaintops? Do you think that because you have trouble shutting off your thoughts that you are a failure when it comes to the practice of meditation? If either of these ideas ring true for you, I have good news. You can meditate and do so successfully.
According to the Buddhist Centre, meditation is a means of transforming the mind. It’s about training your mind and developing the ability to redirect your thoughts. Many people use it as a way to reduce stress, increase focus and concentration, as a mood enhancer, to develop a positive outlook and self discipline.
Meditation doesn’t require you to completely shut off your brain, as some believe. Following are some of the better known methods of meditation according to www.medicalnewstoday.com.