Meditation is the practice of directed focus on one particular object. Sounds hard eh? I agree, but fortunately, there are a lot of methods and ways to build and expand this practice.
The benefits of meditation are that it reduces the amount of cortisol in your body, lessening the overall stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system. Not only does this practice provide more cognitive clarity and emotional stability but it also has incredible health benefits.
Delving even deeper into the benefits this practice can bring: it reduces aging, reduces the risk of Alzheimer's, decreases cardiovascular disease, and decreases mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. Meditation stimulates the theta waves in the brain, which are a lower frequency associated with relaxation. This provides your body an opportunity to heal.
The best part about this practice is that it can be taught in the comfort of your own home. Through online or in-person meditation classes. Note that meditation can be combined with a yoga practice!