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Meditation Can Change Your Life - Are you Game?

I’m sure you’ve heard people praise the virtues of meditation. You may be skeptical of the claims that it helps with all aspects of life. But, the truth is, it does.

Sitting every day, for at least 15-30 minutes, makes a huge difference in how you approach life, how personally you take things and how you interact with others. It enhances compassion, allows you to see things more clearly including your inner self and creates a sense of calm and centeredness that is indescribable. There really is no substitute.

Meditation is a tool that you can use to disrupt the stress and unbalanced cycle that takes over our lives. Meditation is exercise for your brain. The benefits are numerous. In fact, Giovanni Dienstmann listed 76 scientific benefits of meditation on his blog Live and Dare. From stress relief to emotional well-being, meditation can help you transform your life and body. In the infographic below fromBestMedicalDegrees.com you can see how meditation can improve your life by reducing stress and anxiety.

Ultimately, by training your brain with meditation you can replace anxious, stressful thoughts with positive, joyful thoughts.

So how do you start?

Try practicing a simple meditation technique known as the wisdom-lotus Qigong method to reach mental tranquility and clarity. Derived from a branch of Chinese Buddhism, it is a relaxation and visualization technique that shares a similar principle with traditional Chinese medicine about healing.