Meditation isn't for everyone. Here are 4 other ways to destress

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The traditional practice of meditation - seated, eyes closed, focused on your breathing - does not appeal to everyone. Some people may not have the patience, others may not have the necessary focus. But the health benefits of meditation are especially important now during the coronavirus pandemic, when there is widespread anxiety and uncertainty.

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and author, tells Yahoo Life, “Meditation brings us back into the present, makes us see the abundance of the present moment and immediately our heart rate slows down, our cortisol begins to come down, our dopamine goes up.”

But for those who don’t like to meditate, there are ways to use mindful and meditative practices in other activities to achieve the same effect, as shown in the video above.

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