A longer version of this article appeared in the April/May 2018 print issue under the title “Zen Arcade: The Why, What, and How of Starting and Keeping a Meditation Practice.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Meditate?

Two words: stress reduction. Most of us have had stress ruffle our ability to sleep soundly, and the impact can be devastating. Mood, memory, appetite control, and overall health can quickly deteriorate when the tension of