04/01/2013 08:26 am ET

Meditation Made Simple: Understand The Basics With Headspace

With the stream of scientific and anecdotal evidence showing us the benefits of meditation, it’s no wonder that it’s touted as the tool for a happy and healthy existence. While rave reviews and stories of changed lives sure inspire us to want to try it for ourselves, it’s not always easy to know where to start.

Enter Headspace.

Headspace is a project that has set out to simplify meditation, to make it bite-sized, accessible and relevant to your every day life. And we’ve teamed up to break it down for you to get the basics just right and show you that anyone and everyone can experience the benefits of meditation.

So you want to meditate, but you're hesitant because you have a ton of questions that, so far, have gone unanswered. Well, today's your day: Learn all about the basics, from where to sit to how to breathe, in this informative slideshow below.

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