9 Reasons Why Meditation Is Awesome

These nine scientific studies will make you want to stop whatever you're doing and get your meditation on.

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Yes, a study even suggests that your brain reacts the same way to meditation as it does to sex. Both dissolve our sense of self-awareness, separating ourselves from our ego.
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Don't think that meditation can make an observable difference in your life and appearance? This series of photos that Peter Seidler took before and after a month of meditation will convince you.
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You might want to add meditation to your workout routine. A study suggests that meditation can help people control their eating habits and lose weight.

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A 2011 study suggests that meditation can reduce pain by nearly half! That's right, just a little training and one hour of meditation will do a better job than morphine.
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O.K., so if meditation won't suffice and you still want the 'real' thing when it comes to sex -- well, meditation can still help says this study.

Are you sold on meditation?  If you aren't, these 90-year-old yogis will inspire you to hit the mat :)
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A 2011 UCLA study suggests that meditation makes your brain stronger, just like push-ups make your body stronger.
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Meditation can improve immune function, reduce blood pressure, and help manage stress. More on that study here.
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You know all those daily distractions and mental chatter that can totally stress you out? Well, meditation can help you tune it all out.
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That's right. Kids who practiced meditation over a one year period experienced "significant" increases in English and math test scores!

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