Meditation originated from the Hindu tradition in India, and spread as part of the Buddhist tradition in China. Today, it is practiced all over the world without requiring any religious association.
This practice is a way to calm the mind as part of a spiritual journey. Though meditation has roots in religious practice, today it is practiced world-wide without religious association. Regardless of one's own spiritual path, meditation serves as a way to quiet thoughts to allow a state of deep peace and inner transformation. This spiritual journey is deeply personal, though the guidance of an experienced teacher can help facilitate meaningful practice.
This practice has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, lower heart rate, and improve memory, reduce anxiety, and regulate mood. In addition to physical and emotional benefits, meditation is an important part of a regular spiritual which can increase a sense of love, kindness, and resiliency.