From: The Arlington Connection

Wellbeing: Meditation as Medicine

The Arlington Connection:

In her dimly lit basement in Great Falls, Mary Beth Kogod sounds a meditation bell that echoes through the room. The 12 people sitting on cushions in a circle around her close their eyes and listen to the gentle sounds of her voice.

“If your mind begins to wander, gently guide it back to the sound of my voice,” said Kogod, as she leads the group in a mindfulness meditation session.

A 2011 study by the Association for Psychological Science showed that meditation can be effective in boosting memory and concentration. Settings for this mind-body practice now range from workplaces to classrooms.

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