Can med­i­ta­tion re­duce in­flam­ma­tion?

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AMed­i­ta­tion ap­pears to re­duce in­flam­ma­tory mark­ers in stressed peo­ple so mak­ing it a part of your day can help calm your mind and re­duce the in­flam­ma­tion in your body. If you can’t fit med­i­ta­tion into your sched­ule, do it first thing in the morn­ing, be­fore you even get out of bed. You only need a few min­utes. A med­i­ta­tion can be as sim­ple as tak­ing five slow, deep breaths, breath­ing in through the nose and out through the mouth. As you breathe out, imag­ine all thoughts flow­ing out with that breath and dis­ap­pear­ing into the dis­tance. That’s it! Need a lit­tle help get­ting the hang of it? Try the app Calm for a short course of guided med­i­ta­tion – free from Google Play or the App Store.

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