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The practice of meditation is growing in popularity, with millions of Americans — from all walks of life – taking up the practice and corporations such as Google, Target and General Mills bringing mindfulness to the workplace.
“There’s all these incredible trends in meditation,” she said, mentioning vibrations, sound healing, crystal healing and aromatherapy meditations.
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For some, group meditation classes have become the latest after-work hot spot, and people who don’t have time for a drop-in session can consult the hundreds of meditation apps that offer guided sessions that they can do anywhere and at any time.
Research proves that meditation doesn’t just relax you; it can physically change your brain for the better.
ABC News anchor Dan Harris wrote a book about how meditation can make someone “10% happier,” and “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts also meditates.
Today, famed meditation guru and author Deepak Chopra led a livestreamed online meditation exercise before appearing live on “GMA” to discuss the benefits of the practice.
“As we showed in ‘Super Genes,’ actually meditation changes your gene expression so within one week of meditation you see a 40 percent increase in the enzyme called telomerase, which is an anti-aging enzyme,” said Chopra, who co-authored the book “Super Genes” with Dr. Rudolph Tanzi.
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