The good news about meditation just keeps rolling in: In the past two years, researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have found that even beginning meditators were found to experience higher pain thresholds, improved cognition, and better moods than nonmeditators. Start gaining these powerful benefits for yourself tonight: Find someplace quiet, set a timer for five minutes, sit comfortably, close your eyes, and tune your attention to your breath.
For more info on how to start a meditation practice, learn to Reduce Stress with Meditation and Breathing.
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