How Meditation Changes Your Brain

How Meditation Changes Your Brain

An estimated 18 million adults practice meditation. But why? Though it's long been considered a spiritual practice, meditation has very real effects on your brain. In fact, research suggests it can improve your ability to process information, improve blood flow to the brain, and even reverse the effects that aging has on the brain. Give it a try for only a few minutes a day, and you may see -- and feel -- a real difference.

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Practice Meditation on Your Own

Use this relaxing video to kick off your meditation practice.

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