Meditation is the art or process of calming down or slowing down the mind and just taking some time to stop the mind from overworking. By slowing down the mind you can help it recoup and rejuvenate itself to help it work better in the future. Just like our bodies need 7-8 hours of sleep every day the mind needs rest and relaxation too. The mind does not sleep when the body is sleeping so meditation is a great way to give your mind that rest and relaxation that it really needs.
Meditation can be done in a number of different ways and there is no one fixed way to meditate. Different kinds of people meditate in different ways and it’s up to them to meditate in whichever way they feel most comfortable and what suits them and their needs the best. You could sit in a calm and peaceful environment like your home garden, the neighborhood park or on the side of a mountain cliff and just close your eyes and breathe calmly and slowly. Some people chant mantras or meaningful words as they meditate and some don’t. Some play calming soft and soothing music as they meditate or listen to repetitive music or chants. Some people like to light scented or aromatic candles and sit in a dimly lit room so that they can be alone with their thoughts.