Dan Harris is an ABC News correspondent that discovered the benefits of meditation after a panic attack that he had while on air.
In this quick 3 minute video, Dan explains the benefits of meditation that have been supported by research.
Here are the 4 takeaways that I had after watching the video:
1. )“Meditation can boost your immune system and lower your blood pressure”
2) “Short daily doses of meditation can literally grow the gray matter in key areas of your brain having to do with self awareness and compassion and shrink areas having to do with stress” – Study from Harvard
3) “Meditators are setting a new ‘default mode’ for the brain…focusing on what is happening in the now” -Study from Yale
4) “Meditation suggests that happiness is a skill…something we can train, like your body in the gym”
If you’d like to gain these benefits, I recommend starting with the 6 phase meditation by Vishen Lakhiani. This meditation is a daily affirmation designed to help both beginners and experienced meditators manifest abundance in 6 key aspects of your life.