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What Are the Benefits of Meditation?

The practice is becoming more and more popular, but what does meditation actually do for your body (and mind)?

Proponents of meditation say it's a way of reducing stress, improving symptoms of depression, and making a person more generally grounded. What's the research to back this up? This video from The Huffington Post features an interview with Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuro-theologist who studies the relationship between the human brain and religious practice. Take a look and let us know if you have your own meditation or mindfulness practice.

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