For me, practising meditation is like brushing my teeth because it has become part of my daily routine. It is about being more awake and aware and listening to my inner wisdom or in-tuition (inner teacher). It has helped me to discover an inner peace that comes only when the mind is still.
I was first introduced to meditation a few years ago when I was expecting my daughter and the health visitor recommended it for relaxation.
I remember nervously attending the first session and being pleasantly surprised to find that the other participants where actually quite normal! There were no hippies, nobody smoking ‘wacky backy’ and nobody had any flowers in their hair!