Meditation is a mental practice in which an individual focuses their attention on a particular object, thought or activity to achieve a state of mental clarity, emotional calmness and inner peace.  The practice of meditation typically involves techniques that help to quiet the mind, enhance concentration and promote relaxation. These techniques can include mindfulness, concentration, body scans and deep breathing exercises. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years across various cultures and religions, often as a means to enhance spiritual growth,  self-awareness and overall well-being.