For many people, the word "meditation" calls up images of alternative lifestyles or non-Western traditions. However, public perception of meditation has started to shift in recent years due to the scientific community's growing interest in the topic.
There’s still no conclusive proof that meditation makes a measurable, biochemical change in the body or the mind. But some psychologists have proposed that this form of relaxation may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) reach a calmer state of mind. And this could help reduce the impact of stress.
There are many ways to meditate. Just keep an open mind and see which type of meditation works best for you. Before you begin a meditation session, talk to your doctor, select a quiet place, dress comfortably, and find a comfortable place to sit.
A practice of focusing exclusively on your breath.
The goal of visualization is to shift your thoughts away from everyday concerns to an imaginary world of your own choosing.
Meditating on a word or phrase, also known as a "mantra," requires deep concentration and a bit more time—at least 15-20 minutes.
While your experiences with meditation may take you in many different directions, keep in mind that the goal of meditation is learning how to refocus your attention. Whatever you focus on while you meditate, select only images, places, and interactions that bring you into an imaginary world of calm.