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How Learning to Meditate Calmed My Coronavirus Anxiety

Consider this video meditation 101.

The coronavirus pandemic is causing serious stress for many people. While it may feel like relaxation is impossible during this time, there is a way to calm your anxiety in the midst of all the chaos: Just try meditating! If you’re a beginner or a skeptic, meditation can seem intimidating — but there’s lots of science behind the well-being practice. According to research, meditation improves focus, lowers stress, and enhances compassion and creativity.

If you’re struggling to get it right, don’t fret: In the video above, Thrive Global editor Alexandra Hayes, who struggled with meditating at first, did some troubleshooting on our behalf. Watch the full video for simple tips on how to improve your meditation practice, and finally give yourself some well-deserved time to relax. 

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