but you don’t have to go to such extremes to benefit from a little mindfulness training.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that just five minutes of daily meditation can result in a stronger immune system, enhanced cognitive function, and lower blood-pressure.
If the word itself sounds intimidating, forget twisting yourself up like a pretzel in the perfect lotus position!
Just find a quiet space, sit with your back straight and your eyes closed, and breathe.
While there is nothing magical about breathing, it can be a useful focal point for your attention, because it’s something we do all the time.
Focusing on your breath takes you out of your head and into your body, and that’s what meditation is all about — remaining alert and thinking about absolutely nothing.
Easier said than done in today’s fast-paced world, but perfection is not the goal.
In fact, perfection is impossible, because the mind always wanders.
When it does, gently bring it back to the present, the way you would a meandering child who veers off path
from time to time.
The result? A smarter, healthier, more efficient, and happier you!