But stick with the idea for a second, because meditation can bring about real and lasting change in many ways.
For starters, meditation is a great way to release stress. It creates a mindfulness, a presence, that can also translate into physical benefits such as a better immune response and a reduction in depression.
And meditation is easy: It doesn’t require any special equipment and you really don’t even need to be taught or go to a class. You need a quiet spot, a comfortable position, and a focus—be it your breath, an image, or a saying.
Once you’ve started meditation, you can explore some of the different types, each of which have differences from one another and benefits, too. To walk through the wide and varied world of meditation, use this graphic.
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