Meditation is a practice and a process.
A practice of learning to quiet the mind with the intention of experiencing a state of inner stillness, of present moment awareness. Awareness of yourself in the present, separate from thoughts and emotions. Through calming the mind and emotions you can experience a state of inner peace and tranquility.
Growing and integrating that awareness to potentially live your whole life more mindfully. Meditation is known to relax the physiology and reverse the damaging effects of stress and tension helping to heal the body. It is also known to assist with heightening the emotional intelligence and raising the consciousness.