Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains and focuses the mind, learning to simply acknowledge its content without identifying with it. Learning practices of mindfulness empowers one to become less reactive and decreases stress and anxiety. It allows one to find greater peace, self awareness and confidence, ultimately forging a connection to God within the heart.
There are many types of meditations. We usually begin in silence with either a tratak candlelight meditation that awakens third eye focus and concentration, or a vipassana mindful observation of sensations in the body and emotions in the mind. We then move into a Mantra Meditation (or japa). Through silent or quiet recitation of a mantra, one focuses the mind on a sacred sound vibration. Mantra has the power to uplift the consciousness and awaken inner peace, joy and compassion.