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10 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation

Jan 26, 2014 at 4:16 AM PST

Meditation is something many of us wish to integrate into our lives.

However, for most people, meditation requires discipline and can even be challenging. They feel restless, experience a deluge of thoughts, feel fatigue, or go through a mental to-do lists of things they’d rather be doing.

If this is your case, here’s a great way to stay both disciplined and enthusiastic about your meditation practice: Learn what science has to say about the benefits of meditation! and start meditating today ! A growing field of neuroscientists, psychologists and geneticists are now studying meditation’s impact on health, happiness and the brain.

The infographic below summarizes the scientific benefits of meditation to help inspire you daily. For those of you who want more details and the exact references that support the points made in the infographic, you can read about the benefits of meditation here

10 Science-Based Reasons To Start Meditating Today INFOGRAPHIC

Infographic by Emma Seppala, Ph.D. Learn more about the benefits of meditation in her original post.

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Emma Seppala is Associate Director at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. To stay updated on the science of happiness, health and social connection, see and follow Emma on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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