Health Tip: The Benefits of Meditation07/08/11
(HealthDay News) -- Meditation is gaining attention as a
potential way to maintain well-being and good health. It can calm
your mind, relax your body, and soothe your spirit. In addition,
it's inexpensive and its risks are minimal.
Meditation techniques aren't new. They've been around for
thousands of years. Anyone can meditate, regardless of religious or
Consider these suggestions from the Mayo Clinic to get you
- Select a meditation technique that fits your lifestyle and
belief system. Many people build meditation into their daily
- Set aside some time. Start with 5-minute meditation sessions
once or twice a day and work up to 20 minutes each time.
- Keep trying. Be kind to yourself as you get started. If you're
meditating and your attention wanders, slowly return to the object,
sensation or movement you're focusing on.
- Make meditation part of your life. Many people prefer to start
and end their day with a period of meditation. Others prefer to
take meditation breaks during the day. Experiment and find out what
works best for you.
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