Want a Better Memory or More Self-Control? Try These Meditation Tips

Meditation isn’t just for monks. It’s for everyone. Studios like Unplug in Los Angeles have sprouted up and have classes to help guide you. Authors like Light Watkins (check out her book The Inner Gym ($9)) are also helping breakdown the walls, making this ancient practice more approachable.

Recent studies suggest that meditation decreases stress levels while increasing happiness and compassion. Tangible health benefits include improved immunity, lower inflammation, and decreased pain. Furthermore, brain-imaging studies show meditation increases grey matter, sharpens attention, and improves memory.

Looking to give it a try? Scroll through—there’s a technique for everyone!