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How To Meditate: A Beginner's Guide

02/07/2017 02:08 EST | Updated 02/09/2017 02:33 EST

If meditation time constantly turns into nap time, we're sorry to say this, but you're doing it wrong.

While you should be comfortable, being too comfortable during meditation can prevent you from reaping the benefits of your practice. In the video above, wellness expert Charlotte Singmin shares five simple tips to get you started with a meditation routine.

Meditation isn't just a good de-stressor — scientists say taking time to clear your mind can actually rewire your brain and improve your sleep. And the more you do it the better it gets.

Other benefits of meditation include helping the body as a whole. Some studies show a daily practice can reduce blood pressure, improve pain response and even help you lose weight.

Watch the video to learn how to meditate if you're a beginner.

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