During meditation, a kind of mind-body medicine patients control their attention or focus on particular aspects of inner or outer experience. The most studied of the meditation are transcendental meditation (TM) and the attentiveness meditation. Although research is ongoing, the findings suggest that meditation works at least two ways: Making a relaxed state that acts against excessive neurohormonal activity channels after repeated stress. Development of metacognitive skills to control the consciousness (the ability to be aware of the content of thought processes). This strategy helps patients less automated to respond to stress (ie without the usual patterns of behavior). Thus they learn to better cope with emotional stress. Most meditation practices were developed in a religious or spiritual context, whose ultimate goal was a kind of spiritual growth, personal transformation, or transcendental experience. However, studies suggest that meditation can also be independent of the cultural and religious background of the patient medically useful. Applications for Meditation Meditation is used to relieve anxiety, pain, depression, stress, sleep disorders, and the symptoms of chronic diseases such as cancer or cardiovascular disease. It is also used to promote the general well-being.