Kavita's introduction to meditation will not only help you get started with proper posture and preparation but will also help you understand why we meditate. Kavita skillfully explains the workings of the mind and brain; "The mind is a tool, and a tool you can't turn on and off is a not a tool that works for you, it's a tool that you work for". What is meditation - most of you have heard of it, some of you may have even tried it - but for many of us it is an alluring part of Eastern spiritual practice, though it is not solely a spiritual endeavour. The word meditation often conjures images of an Indian sage in a loincloth or a vision of the Buddha seated in serene contemplation; the image is one of stillness and composure. Yogis, Zen Masters, Taoists have all meditated for millennia. Early Christian monastic practice included the lectio divina ; this is the practice of reading the Bible very slowly and deliberately, pondering and contemplating the true meaning of the teachings of Christ. Meditation is mentioned over 20 times in the Bible.