Meditation embodies simple and powerful deep relaxation techniques. Various different methods include focusing on a series of images; concentrating on breathing; or focusing on a single image or simply watching thoughts go by. It can be practised for any amount of time and benefits from regular application. Besides a growing sense of peace, benefits include increased confidence and competence, clarity of mind, creativity and inspiration in all aspects of living, as well as more relaxation and fun and enjoyment. The effects of regular meditation over time can be quite extraordinary. There are many different types of meditation available and it is important to select a method right for you. The length of time it takes to become proficient in the skill of meditation varies from person to person but anyone can benefit from this practice.