Does anyone here know much about meditation? Has anyone tried it before, or continue to practice it today? I've always been interested in the concept but at the same time, I don't entirely understand how it works... and I can't tell if it's a "real" thing or just a trend, because of how meditation is displayed in media. I guess I'm a bit self-conscious of it too, I don't really want someone to walk in on me attempting to meditate and then giving me crap for it. I'm looking into the concept of meditation because I do experience stress and anxiety. While I am a lot less stressed than I usually am, I still experience bouts of anxiety which of course, cause stress. I used to have depression but I'm pretty sure I don't anymore, but from time to time I still do have minor bouts in it, I think. I do exercise regularly and eat a mostly healthy diet, and I did try to see someone to talk to about my stress/anxiety but it wasn't very helpful, so I'm looking into the idea of meditation. I guess I want to be less susceptible to stress and not get anxious about things so easily. What are your thoughts?