There’s plenty of scientific evidence that meditation changes the mind, brain and body, potentially affecting everything from anxiety and depression to inflammation and heart disease, including ground-breaking research by world-renowned UW-Madison neuroscientist and Center for Healthy Minds founder Richard Davidson (who counts the Dalai Lama among his besties). There’s no “wrong way” to do it, and even five minutes a day can have a measurable impact. Join guided meditation groups at Dragonfly Meditation Studio, Rooted in Mindfulness Community Insight Meditation Center or the Milwaukee Mindfulness Practice Center. Get kids involved with the Growing Minds and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Take 5ive online mindfulness practices. Download an app like Headspace or Insight Timer, or follow the handy flowchart on page 49.
Growing Minds teaches mindfulness at Atwater Elementary School