Meditation can refer to a spiritual quiet time, transcendental meditation, or just a time of relaxation. It is a popular and proven form of stress relief and relaxing. Meditation seeks to focus your thoughts and make give you more clarity and awareness. Those with specific illness such as cancer, hypertension, anxiety, pain, menopause, and more find meditation to be helpful. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how meditation works, how to start practicing meditation, benefits of meditating, and much more.
Transcendental Meditation: Benefits, Technique, and More
Learn about transcendental meditation, including how it's taught and its possible health benefits.
Do Hypnosis, Meditation, and Relaxation Help With Pain Treatment?
Do you know about the benefits of using meditation, relaxation, or hypnosis to help treat chronic pain? Get to know what’s involved and how it helps.
Alternative Treatments for Sleep Disorders
WebMD explores alternative and complementary treatments for sleep disorders.
Tips For Reducing Stress
Need help managing stress? WebMD has some tips.
Fighting Sleep While You Meditate
Why is it easier for you to find the sandman than your Third Eye when meditating?
How Mindfulness Can Help Your Health
If you want to jump-start your health in the New Year, then just be. Mindfulness, the art of being fully present in the moment, may give your mind and your body a boost.
Challenge Yourself to Sit Still For 5 Minutes a Day
In today's chaotic world, it can be a challenge to unwind and just be still for 5 minutes.
What's the Best Way to Meditate: In Silence or to a Chant?
What's the best way to meditate? In silence or to a chant?
Here are some basic meditation tips.
How Breathing Can Aid Relaxation
Psychologist Patricia Farrell, PhD, demonstrates how to use deep breathing to reduce stress wherever you are.
The Mind-Body Connection
Lifestyle medicine specialist, Dr. James Rippe, discusses the mind-body connection and your health.
Learn about how brain training may help with cognitive development in children and adults.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: How to Quiet Your Mind
Do you find it hard to shut down the chatter, clear your head, or find a sense of calm? These techniques could help. And they may have other benefits, too.
Slideshow: 10 Ways to Stop Stress Now
Stressed out? These fixes can help you begin to get back in control, starting now.
'Living in the Moment': The Key to Happiness?
Meditation: Is It Really for Everyone?
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