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MEDITATION

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A brief history of meditation

The word meditation stems from meditatum, a Latin term that means ‘to ponder.’ Through the practice of meditation, we can seek to find a better connection with our body in the everyday moments that we often let pass us by, and create stronger awareness for how our emotions influence our behavior (West, 2016).

Meditation is linked to Hinduism and Buddhism, as scriptures dating back to 1500BC are those that relate most accurately to what we think of Meditation to be in today's society. 

Nonetheless Meditation is not a religious practice. Meditation is hanging out with your soul, and we all have a soul.

Like most things, when the West began grasping Meditation as if it was it's own , particularly in the 60s and 70s, it's spiritual contexts were further disassociated as Benson(1967) began to explore the mental and physiological outcomes of Meditation. 

Around this time is when celebrities such as The Beatles were popularising Transcendental Meditation. Celebrity appraisal of Meditation led to books around the topic selling many copies and Meditation gained great acceptance.

The 2000s saw medical application of Meditation, and today there are multiple programmes to help those suffering with depression and stress related mental health challenges.

 
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The benefits of meditation

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