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07/07/2013 09:16 am ET | Updated Jul 17, 2013

Where To Meditate: 11 Surprising Places To Find Some Zen

In search of simple, quick and cheap stress relief? Meditation is what you're after.

Often associated with Eastern-world practices, meditation has been making headlines and infiltrating the West. It's no mystery as to why: Just 20 minutes has been shown to decrease stress, help with depression and even lower blood pressure.

Best of all, there's no catch: Meditation is free, and you can take it anywhere (all you need is your head). We were curious where you take your meditation; while we might typically think it's a practice for stillness and silence, it turns out there's no place too loud or exclusive to find peace of mind.

We asked on Facebook the strangest place you've found yourself practicing, and from your answers it's clear: Meditation can happen in motion, and is often helpful in times we anticipate feeling tense. Check out some creative and brilliant places to meditate below, then tell us in the comments where else you like to clear your head.

"In a tree." -- Marty Daymunde
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"In the middle of a rock concert." -- Jane Sayre
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"On the NYC subway!" -- Lauren Loma Calixte
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"On a plane." -- Sandrine Laurent
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"In the car." -- Heather Hunter
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"Public restroom!" -- Jane Sayre
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"While running on a treadmill." -- Travis H Heinrich
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"While in an MRI. It helped keep me calm in the tube." -- Katherine Nobles
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"In the middle of the airport." -- Sky Can Horn
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"In the dentist's chair." -- Sean Mac An Ultaigh
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"In a bar." -- Denise Helberg Snider
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