Meditation is an ancient art that is still used in our modern day albeit for different reasons. Some find it therapeutic and others use it for physical healings. The art itself is practiced amongst all cultures due to the physical and mental health benefits people obtain from the practice.
Archaeologists believe that meditation dates back to sometime between 3,500 – 5,000 BCE, thanks to a wall art that was found in the Indus Valley. In the art, people were depicted in meditation-like postures, sitting with their legs crossed, back straight, and hands resting on their knees.
People of different religions and cultures have cultivated a meditation practice for hundreds of years. It is now also becoming mainstream here in Western society.