Rumbling chants of “om.” Silent retreats in a far-away locale. These are the things we think of when we hear the word meditation. But more and more, it seems friends and role models are touting the ancient practice for its revolutionary impact of their lives—for the better. We spoke with Christian Bevacqua, an independent teacher of Vedic Meditation (the same practice as the buzzy—and trademarked—Transcendental Meditation) of Green Tree Meditation in Venice, California. A Brooklyn-born Wall Street expat, musician, and longtime meditator, Bevacqua is passionate about the practice’s growing accessibility and its many benefits. Read on for 10 very good reasons he thinks we should all be doing it.
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