Meditation is a method of opening Shen. It may be the ONLY method. Shen may be witnessed with some types of drugs, but the Shen quickly recedes when the drug wears off. Meditation can result in permanent opening of Shen. There are a multitude of profound methods of meditation. All involve controlling the mind, the breath. Body position, posture or movement also comes into play. Almost every meditator throughout history has consumed some herbs from the earth to support meditation. This is not cheating – the earth is where we sit in the universe. Here are some herbs that support meditation, whatever your style.