Proven that regular meditation entities are relaxing, it often is recommended as a releasing-technique by medical doctors. The impact of the meditative state is neurologically determined to measurable change brainwaves. The heartbeat gets slower, the breath deeper and the muscle tensions are reducing. Moreover, scientists found out that even a short amount of meditation training displays a significant change in the cognition. After four days of meditation training, participants without any advanced knowledge of meditation shown an improvement of spatial visual processing, memory performance and the ability to maintain attention.
The most commonly known meditation stance is crossed-legged, but you can also do it while kneeling. It is imperative to have an erect back to avoid any spinal column-pain. There are also some meditations which can be done while walking or dancing or which need some special items like drums or any other musical elements. When meditating it is helpful to repeatedly do it at the same place, but not necessarily. The advantage of doing it at the same place is that after a while your spirit will calm down the second you enter the place. The ideal meditation place is beautifully furnished, for example with a little table with flowers and some candles. Another good idea is to have a shelve with an inspiring picture on it. Most importantly the room your meditating in needs to be quiet, meaning without any distraction. Not having a certain place to meditate, you can also use the same mat or pillow every time as long as you have your specific item you connect with meditation.