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Stressed? Try mindfulness meditation

If you find yourself overwhelmed or physically run down from life’s daily stresses, mindfulness meditation may be the answer.

A recent health study conducted at Northern Arizona University reveals that mindfulness meditation strengthens both the immune system and physiological responses to stress and negative emotions, while reducing depression and anxiety.

According to the study, meditation can even re-form the structure of one’s brain. But how does one go from 0 to full-on Buddha, you ask?

Check out this great infographic from The Garrison Institute. It’ll walk you through all of the steps you need to take to master mindfulness, like finding time and space to practice, checking your posture, and learning to train your attention on your breath.

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Like anything, it’s best to integrate some basic practices into your routine until meditation becomes a daily habit. Your bod and brain will thank you!

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