Broody the Brain is like many of us who have yet to take up meditating: We're intrigued by the well-documented benefits of the mindful practice, but we've struggled to ease into it. As a result, we assume it's just not our thing.
But what if that struggle is due to our own misguided stereotypes of what meditation really is?
"Meditation isn't leaving the world behind, it is being engaged, feeling content and kind," Broody the Brain learns in the video above, created by Amit Sood, M.D., professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic and the author of The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living.
Meditation isn't confined to any particular rules you may have heard; It can take the shape of simply thinking about what you're grateful for when you wake up or smiling at a stranger in the elevator. The average day can be full of these "meditative micro-moments."
If you've ever thought meditation wasn't for you, check out the video above.