Meditation is an excellent way of relaxing, particularly if you are experiencing a lot of stress. Studies have proven that meditation can be very beneficial in reducing heart rate and consequently blood pressure. It can also enhance overall cognitive performance. An advantage of meditation is that it is relatively easy to do. All you have to do is to choose a comfortable place, shut your eyes, ensure that your muscles are relaxed and focus your mind on one thing. What you focus on can be your breathing or an object.