04/01/2014 12:05 pm ET Updated Apr 01, 2014

Which Meditation Technique Is Right For You?

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The data is in, and meditation works; not only does it help us live happier, less stressful lives, but it has measurable effects on physical health too. But if you've tried and (feel like you've) failed at meditating, it might be because you haven't found the right meditation type for you. Below, you'll find seven different ways "in" to a meditation practice; the benefits of each type are similar once you are practicing regularly -- whether you find your way into meditation via walking and chanting, taking a class from a Transcendental Meditation teacher or via meditation paired with your existing faith.

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