Parade magazine suggests that you think of meditation playing these unique roles:

  1. DNA Repair Person influencing the way your genes express themselves as you age.
  2. Anxiety Rx Discover where your inner unrest begins and what triggers your mind.
  3. Inner Cheerleader Rely on meditation for personal support—it’s like a pep rally for one.
  4. Medicine Man Lower cortisol, blood pressure, heart rate and inflammation.
  5. Brain trainer Grow more gray matter.  See changes in memory, empathy, and stress levels.
  6. Lifeguard Save yourself from your own bad choices.
  7. Sand Man Sleep trough the night and wake up with good energy.
  8. On-Call Therapist Helping you work through challenges and be more present in your life both at work and at home.
  9. Magician See the blessings in every situation, no matter what.