Meditation strengthens the brain by improving focus, concentration and productivity. Other benefits are reduced stress, depression, anxiety, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
There are four primary types of meditation.
- Zen frees the mind by sitting and focusing all attention on an object through many different seated positions and breathing techniques.
- Mindfulness focuses on paying attention to one’s current state and truly focusing on the present moment.
- Qigoing is usually practiced while standing and utilizes concentrated breathing, basic hand movements and physical exercises to calm the mind.
- Mantra relies on the oral repetition of a sound, sentence, or series of words with positive personal significance.
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