Meditation Myth #3

Myth #3: It takes years of dedicated practice to receive any benefits from meditation.

Truth: The benefits of meditation are both immediate and long-term. You can begin to experience benefits the first time you Mindfulness Meditation 2sit down to meditate and in the first few days of daily practice.

Many scientific studies provide evidence that meditation has profound effects on the mind-body physiology within just weeks of practice.

For example, a landmark study led by Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital found that as little as eight weeks of meditation not only helped people experience decreased anxiety and greater feelings of calm; it also produced growth in the areas of the brain associated with memory, empathy, sense of self, and stress regulation.

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