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6 Scientifically-Backed Benefits of Meditation

Meditation has a long history dating back at least 3000 years ago. It began as a practice within Hinduism. Perhaps this is the reason why when many people think of meditation, they imagine someone sitting in a lotus pose, legs crossed, hands raised, and eyes closed.

What’s missing from this stereotype is an understanding of how much meditation has become a variegated practice of enhancing mental control, clarity, and repose. Although some people continue to use meditation as part of their religious practice, the majority of those who practice meditation do so to reap its many health benefits.

This is understandable given how little time it takes to effectively employ meditation daily (about 20 minutes—less time than most people spend catching up on social media). Read more…

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