Proof You Don't Need To Be An Expert To Benefit From Meditation

July 3, 2014 12:10 PM

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A small new study shows that just 25 minutes a day of mindfulness meditation can help you feel less stressed in an anxiety-inducing situation. And the best part: This effect was shown in people who had not spent months, or even weeks, but merely days training in mindfulness meditation.

For the study, which is published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, researchers had 31 young adults undergo three days of a brief, 25-minute mindfulness meditation training. During the training, the participants learned how to monitor their breathing, and also be more aware of being in the pr...

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