05/22/2013 02:23 pm ET Updated Jul 22, 2013

10 Unexpected Ways To Meditate Every Day

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Ready to get Zen? Meditation can do way more than people think -- and it's not just for hippies. Practicing meditation regularly has legitimate health advantages, especially for the brain. Studies suggest meditation can do it all: Reduce anxiety and sensitivity to pain, make us smarter, ward off sickness and prevent stress. If carving out an hour to sit on a cushion doesn't float your boat, there are many unexpected ways to meditate every day. Get the benefits of meditation by trying out an alternative style from the list below.

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