As we use exercise to train our bodies, meditation is a way to train our minds by inducing a state of consciousness where we can observe our thoughts without losing ourselves in the story they present to us. We see meditation as mental hygiene, as it cleanses the mind and calms the nervous system. It gives a sense of relaxation, grounding and “floating” after moving on to our daily activities. (from my written exam for YTT) I was a non-believer for a long time until I needed it. At the end of last year when I was jobless and stressed out, I felt borderline depressed. IRead More →