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Meditating is ancient and is widely used as a way of developing the mind, allowing it to become calm and peaceful, if only for a moment.
There are different forms of meditation and each with their own purpose. Scientific studies of meditation have yielded the following results:
• reduces depression, anxiety and irritability
• improves memory, reaction time and mental stamina
• helps to engage and enjoy fuller relationships with others
• reduces the key indicators of chronic stress, including high blood pressure
• strengthens the immune system and helps ward off colds, flu and other diseases.
Kriya yoga is a meditation from the Tantric tradition that uses the knowledge of the subtle body, including chakra, kundalini and nadi, to create a glowing body of ananda, bliss.
A part of that practice is japa, or repitation of a mantra using a mala, and together with the subtle sound of the breath, it pulls us deeper into stillness.