A brief look at the history and origins of the wonderful skill of meditation. Although the early use of meditation was related to religion, today it is practiced equally by both people of faith and people of no faith. From the first documented reference in 1,500 BCE, to the Maharishi and the Beetles, meditation has a long and interesting history. Today, the scientific community are interested in the science and neurology of meditation.
This is the first in a series of podcasts on the subject of meditation. For centuries, religious and non-religious groups have been practicing meditation. It has been scientifically proven to offer massive benefits to mental and physical health. As a professional psychologist, I have been studying the science and philosophy behind meditation for over 20 years. I want to share my findings through these podcasts. I will cover the history, the science, the weird and the wonderful aspects of meditation, and I will cover several simple techniques to get you started.