An easy definition of meditation is to be present in the world around you – to be conscious of what is going on by keeping your mind and breath steady. Many people find meditation to be helpful in coping with real-world situations and staying focused on difficult tasks. Jon Kabat-Zinn describes a plethora of benefits of meditation in his book Wherever You Go, There You Are. Some of them include enhancing neuroplasticity of neurons in your brain, boosting your immune system, and increasing the activity of your hippocampus and amygdala, which regulates your emotions.
What to do: See if there are any yoga studios around you or if there are any classes at your local gym. Also, go to your library and see if there are any books or audiobooks that will help get your started. There are tons of resources, all you have to do is look for them!
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