For thousands of years in ancient India, people have been benefiting from the practice of meditation. The primary goal of meditation is spiritual awakening and enlightenment. However, the consistent practice of meditation brings with it benefits on many levels, including the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. People who meditate find that they have dramatic increases in awareness, calm energy and general well-being. Scientific technology has been used to validate the many benefits of meditation by measuring changes in brain wave activity, as well as physical health benefits over time.