A meditation log can be as simple as recording basic facts and comments, or it can take the form of a journal that records and explores the feelings and impressions experienced during a meditation session. Some people even have blogs that allow them to discuss their comments with others. In its simplest form, a log usually consists of the following: day of the week and time, location, length of time spent, and comments.
A short Yoga meditation session, with its accompanying breathing exercises, can help the beginner slow down. Both the practitioner’s heart rate, as well as his/her mind, slow down; thus, the mind can begin letting go of stressful ideas and thoughts as the body becomes less tense. As the heart rate slows down, the practitioner’s blood pressure also becomes more stabilized; a physical benefit of meditation that has a powerful impact.