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Meditation basics
Meditation basics

You’re ready to start meditating. Consider yourself in good company.

A National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) report found that adult meditation tripled between 2012 and 2017. It’s estimated to be even more prevalent now, thanks to a global pandemic that left a lot of people stressed, anxious, and in search of inner calm.

The potential benefits of meditation are certainly alluring: lowered stress, anxiety, depression, and pain among them.

So you want in. You’ve already read all the meditation tips, but somehow you still can’t seem to start a practice.

Maybe that’s because, like many people, you still hold some preconceived notions about meditation or falsely believe some persistent meditation myths.

Experts say not to let these stop you from starting or continuing a practice.

If you want to meditate, here’s what you need to know about the most common meditation myths – and why they are inaccurate.