Arms Hugging a Brain

The LA Times reports that a new study coauthored by Eli Susman ’18 found that extending kindness and self-compassion in a daily 20-second meditation lowered stress and improved mental health for study participants. The key factor is making a regular habit of doing this “micropractice.” For those more experienced with meditation, Nick Vail ’02 offers guidance for a longer contemplation exercise on compassion on the Nalandabhodi Buddhist website.

More on Micropractices.

Vail Contemplation Exercise.

Sources: LA Times and Nalandabodhi.