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And people who practice this meditation, in separate research studies, experienced reduced inflammation and depression. What is more, this practice impacted the brain, especially in the area that is associated with empathy and well being.
Where many meditation techniques encourage students to explore difficult feelings or emotions directly, in loving-kindness the invitation is to send well wishes to oneself (who is in distress) as well as the other (who we feel distress toward). This isn't meant to suppress the feelings as they arise, but instead it can be thought of as a soothing balm, something gently placed on a wound for healing.
Above is a YouTube video that will walk you through a Loving Kindness Meditation. So basically, it will make you a healthier, happier, nicer person. So what is not to like?
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