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Meditation is a practice used by many to train the mind or body to reach a particular state of consciousness in order to realize some benefit or as an end to itself. By focusing the mind and the energy within the body, meditation can help aid in relaxation and to add to the body’s internal energy (life force).

Meditation has become increasingly popular within the Western hemisphere as new age philosophies about spirituality have crept into mainstream media, but many within the African-American community are discovering the wonderful benefits of taking a few minutes to quiet the mind and focus their breathing.

If you have been curious about how meditation can benefit you, take a look at just a few ways this state of consciousness can enhance your life!

1. Relieves Stress

Meditation puts the body in a state of relaxation and ease as you clear your mind of all thoughts and worry.  When your mind is completely clear, stress is released giving you an overall feeling of peace and tranquility. Using meditation music, focusing on your breathing or envisioning yourself in a place that makes you feel at peace are just a few ways to get into the meditative state. Whether in the state for 5 minutes or 5 hours, making the time to commit to meditation can keep your stress levels low and your happiness high.

READ: How To Meditate

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