Meditation has much more benefits than releasing stress which it is commonly used for. Meditation can help one to focus their mind and slow down their thoughts. In today's world, we are often on the go from one place to another, and our thoughts are constantly racing in our heads. One can use a candle to focus on during meditation or chant mantras to maintain focus. What's great about meditation is you can do it for 5 mins or an hour anywhere anytime the choice is yours. Meditation can open your mind up to higher levels of consciousness that exist in you. People have reported that after a month of meditation they have noticed they are able to slip into meditation at any time. I myself have noticed that I can easily go into meditation during prayer, which I enjoy doing. Meditation has been known to help individuals to travel to new dimensions within their minds. people have stated that they have seen religious figures while meditating. Others have reported they felt like they have traveled to a new universe. The human mind is vast and is greatly uncharted.