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How Meditation Works

How Meditation Works

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Mindfulness meditation

It is based on Buddhist traditions and it's described as "the non-judgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment."

Sit in a quiet place with your eyes closed, focusing on your breath as it moves in and out. It's a way to become familiar with your own mind.

It  works through a combination of several distinct mechanisms:

  • Attention regulation. Focused attention for an extended period of time.
  • Body awareness. Paying attention to surroundings, thoughts and bodily sensations.
  • Emotion regulation. Learning to observ...

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