Are you depressed? Anxious? Do you have difficulty concentrating on one thing at a time? Do you have trouble sleeping?
Would you believe there’s a simple cost-free way to alleviate all of those problems and more?
Meditation — the act of sitting silently, focusing your attention, and letting go of thoughts that clutter your mind — has been proven to positively affect a range of health issues, from reducing anxiety to managing high blood pressure.
I first learned about meditation a few years ago from Buddhist priest Gyokujun Layla Smith at Open Circle Sangha, a group of Zen Buddhists here in Helena. (MORE)