10 Great Reasons to Start Meditating Today!

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The Challenge: We all sometimes feel down, get anxious, have trouble focusing or have pain.
The Science: There’s a practice out there that research shows helps with all of these things.
The Solution: Meditation – here’s a handy infographic summarizing all the findings.

Thanks to the work of 100s of scientists, “Meditation” once thought of as an Eastern practice associated, has become a household word. It is being offered in hospitals, schools and even the military. New meditation apps, workshops and websites are cropping up every day. So what does the research actually say? Here’s a handy infographic that summarizes many of meditations’ most potent effects to get you inspired to start meditating today!


People often wonder how they can start to meditate. They notice that there are many different kinds of meditations out there. Yes there are! And the research findings summarized above have been conducted with different types of meditation which also sometimes seem to have different impacts. Find the type that works best for you! Here’s one I researched and enjoy. Prefer to see this infographic as a video? Check one out here.

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Emma Seppälä

Emma Seppälä

EMMA SEPPÄLÄ, Ph.D. is the author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success and Science Director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She also teaches at Yale University and consults with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She founded Fulfillment Daily and a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today.
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