Meditation is when mind is still, away from jumping from one thought to another; when it remains on one object like breath or sound for a long period. Prolonged concentration is meditation, which brings consistent awareness. It is relaxing, increases energy and removes ailments. One can have a question in mind- how is relaxation different from meditation? RElaxation is opposite of tension. It is more at body, muscle and mind level whereas meditation is at the sub-conscious level. Since mind can not stay for long on one object, one should learn to work fully focused on one thing at a time. e.g. routine of householders like brushing teeth, taking a bath eating etc. should be done with full concentration. The day should then be spent in this meditative state of mind.