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Even practicing mindfulness one time can help you be calmer

Some of us think you need to practice meditation for a long time before you get to experience any of the benefits of being mindful. Researchers have shown that you can begin to experience the benefits of meditation even after just one time, even if you don’t consider yourself to be particularly mindful.
To experience some of the benefits listed in the article below, try some of the guided meditations found over at, or sample some guided meditations we’ve put together on SoundCloud.

“You don’t have to be a naturally mindful person to reap the emotional benefits of meditation.
“When researchers recorded the brain activity of people looking at disturbing pictures immediately after meditating for the first time, the participants who weren’t mindful were able to tame their negative emotions just as well as participants who were naturally mindful.”

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