Meditation has been practised for thousands of years. In a contemporary sense, it is an approach that can be used to cope with stress, anxiety, insomnia and other problems experienced as a result of a busy modern lifestyle. The practise of meditation can also have physical benefits, lowering blood pressure, improving ones breathing and reducing stress. This in turn has many emotional and psychological benefits, helping with depression and feelings of disconnection. Other benefits include increased energy and creativity, plus the experience of a more restful sleep.