Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn’t as robust as,
say, nutrition or exercise, there is a reason why it’s been around for literally
thousands of years. And we’re starting to get a better understanding of why it
seems to be beneficial for so many aspects of life, from disease and pain
management, to sleep, to control of emotions.
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