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The Times Tip Number 1: Vedic meditation every day

I do Vedic meditation for 46 minutes every day and it has pretty much changed my life. I’ve tried many forms of meditation but this is the one that has made a real difference. Twice a day I switch to ‘airplane mode’ – phone off, life on pause, and repeat a short mantra for 20 mins, then 3 mins with no mantra to ‘surface’.

Sometimes I zone out, other times I can’t get my internal running commentary to shut up. On the tube, in my car, hotel foyers all are prime meditating spots – no funky positions, no joss sticks needed. There are countless health benefits from reducing anxiety, to improving brain cognition and a recent study even shows reduced inflammatory response in long-term meditators.