We took a couple minutes to close our eyes and visualize a scenic view of nature. This is a form of meditation. The main reason is to benefit one’s health, meditating has been shown to reduce stress and improve focus. Many athletes partake in meditation because it is believed sports are 90% mental and only 10% physical. Micheal Jordan had a professor from a nearby university come in and help him work on focus. That led him to 6 world championships with the Chicago Bulls. If you have ever felt stressed it might be a good idea to take a second and clear your mind.
By definition, meditation is simply time spent in quiet thought for the purpose of relaxation. So it is not like you have to sit crossed legged and hum and close your eyes so you can find your zen. You can meditate as you walk to class, go to the restroom or as you drive somewhere. The main thing to meditation is to stay grounded and aware of your thoughts. If you can figure out how to control it you can do something graet.