Wat is meditatie? Alle belangrijke informatie!

What is meditation? All important information!

If you've explored the yoga world for a while, you've probably heard the word "meditation." But what exactly is meditation? What are the advantages? And how do you start? In this blog we delve deeper into meditation and give you all the important information about this powerful practice.

Meditation in practice

In a world where we are inundated with information and our lives generally move at a fast pace, the call for tranquility and inner peace is becoming louder. Meditation can be a way to find that peace. It is an age-old practice that helps people to center themselves, relax and become aware of their inner state. Meditation is aimed at practicing attention and awareness. The purpose of meditation is to calm your mind and focus on the present moment. Meditation can take different forms, such as sitting in silence, walking in nature, or consciously breathing. With regular practice of meditation you can improve your concentration and focus, reduce stress and promote your emotional well-being.

Meditation is not only a spiritual practice, but it is also scientifically proven to benefit our body and mind. With regular meditation we can lower our blood pressure, strengthen our immune system and strengthen our brain and mind. Meditation can also help reduce anxiety and depression, insomnia, and even pain.

Meditation vs yoga

Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses techniques to train or induce the mind into a state of consciousness. It may involve mindfulness, concentrating on a specific object, thought or activity, or achieving clear awareness and emotional calm.

To start meditation, you don't necessarily have to sit in a lotus position and say mantras. You can start with a simple breathing exercise to help you focus on the present moment. Sit quietly in a quiet place and concentrate on your breathing. Breathe in deeply and exhale slowly, trying to concentrate on the feeling of the breath in your nose or mouth. It may be helpful to set a timer and start with 5-10 minutes per day, gradually increasing as you become more accustomed to the practice.

As you progress with meditation, you can experiment with different techniques and variations. For example, you can do a guided meditation, where you listen to guided instructions, or walking meditation, where you walk mindfully and focus on your breathing. The most important thing is to find the right practice that works best for you and that you can integrate into your daily life.

Benefits of Meditation

  1. Reduces Stress: Meditation can help manage stress and anxiety. By focusing on the present moment, meditation can reduce the flow of intrusive thoughts that can cause stress.
  2. Improves Concentration: Meditation can improve attention span. Practicing concentration meditation, even for a short period of time, can improve focus and attention.
  3. Promotes Emotional Well-Being: Meditation can contribute to a more positive self-image and a more optimistic outlook on life. Mindfulness meditation can help manage symptoms of mood disorders and depression.
  4. Improves Sleep: Meditation can help with sleep problems by promoting relaxation and controlling the "overactive" mind that can prevent sleep.


Meditation is a powerful practice that provides both physical and mental benefits. By focusing on the present moment, you can reduce stress, improve your concentration and focus, and promote your emotional well-being. Whether you are a beginner or have previous experience with meditation, there is always room for growth and development in your practice. Try different forms of meditation and find a practice that works for you. Through regular meditation you can change your life and build a healthy relationship with yourself and the world around you.

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