Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference. It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word known as a mantra. In other words, meditation means turning your attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment. Meditation promotes relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.
Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs; but you don’t have to be religious to meditate. With patience and time, anyone can learn to do it. It is a very popular and useful type of complementary therapy.