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The science of meditation explained

On the list of stuff that’s good for us, we all know that meditation is right up there with eating leafy greens. But you may not be familiar with the science behind its benefits.

In this three-minute video, AsapSCIENCE outlines the myriad benefits of a regular practice, including:

  • Less anxiety and better moods
  • Improved memory processing and learning
  • More empathy
  • Reduced stress and lower blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate variability, which studies show to be an indicator of emotional flexibility
  • Improved immune function
  • Cellular support that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer

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