A person sitting in the grass doing yoga.Meditation is the art of stilling the mind and bringing calmness to our mental and emotional turbulence. We use it for relaxation and stress reduction, and it brings our awareness to the interconnection between our physical and emotional pain. If we are ready to go deeper, we can help our bodies to release emotional blockages.

Meditation is the art of stilling our mental and emotional turbulence. In its simplest application it can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, and bring us to an awareness of the important interconnection between our minds and bodies. Meditation can help us manage our physical and emotional pain and give us a tool to use to cope with the apparent disharmony in our lives. At a deeper level, meditation can help us to release our emotional blockages. It can help us to face and work through our pain, and bring healing to the heart and body. This healing allows us to open the heart and integrate our spiritual nature with our mind, our emotions and our body. When our mind and emotions are balanced and harmonized, then we have access to our true inner spiritual nature. We begin to have a healthy appreciation for our life and the lives of others. Our world is seen through new eyes, and we can start to perceive the interconnection and interdependence of all creation.