Where did meditation begin?

From Prof. Steven Laureys’s Garden Talk “What happens in the brain when you meditate?
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The origins of meditation can be traced back to ancient civilizations in India, China, and other parts of Asia. In these cultures, meditation was often closely tied to spiritual and religious practices and was seen as a way to connect with a higher power or to achieve enlightenment.

Over time, the practice of meditation spread to other parts of the world and was adapted and incorporated into various religious and spiritual traditions. Today, meditation is practiced by people from all over the world and is widely recognized as a powerful tool for reducing stress, improving mental and physical health, and fostering greater clarity and focus.

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