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Fostering Mindfulness, the Essence of Meditation

Meditation is having a moment. This simple practice is the new trend in wellness and for good reason. Meditation and mindfulness exercises reduce stress, provide pain relief similar to opioids (but without the side effects) and even build gray matter in the brain. The long list of benefits is reason enough to take an interest.

If you don't know where to start with meditation practice, this video has the basics. These simple guided meditations with Grokker expert David will help to begin to be aware of your thoughts and emotions without judgment, and train your mind to be in the present moment.

If you find it hard to meditate, you're not the only one. Many people say that they "tried" to meditate and failed, but the truth is if you even try to meditate, it's working. It's a practice—the more you keep at it, the easier it gets. As thoughts or emotions arise, let them come, and let them go. Simply notice those feelings, and you're on your way to an ongoing relationship with your new stress relief practice.

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