Meditation is perhaps one of the best things that you can do when you are stressed or need true relaxation. It is a way to tune out the world and tune into yourself. Meditation can be practiced by anyone and does not require formal training.
Meditation is simply placing yourself into a quiet area, relaxing your body completely, and allowing your mind to either concentrate on a specific thought or let it simply drift. While there are meditations used in religious practices that require specific postures or chants to be performed, basic meditation requires nothing more than a quiet place.
Meditation allows your mind to sort through problems, to establish goals, to come to terms with daily issues. Meditation can help you heal your body by allowing it to be in a relaxed and healing state. Meditation can also help heal your mind when things become too chaotic and stressful.