The benefits of meditation really are countless. Among them is that meditation is the only proven way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But sadly, those who meditate are often stigmatized as a subset of the population—granola-crunching hippies who are always worried about their chakra. While meditation was first adopted in the west by those more open to eastern cultural practices, the scientific benefits of meditation cannot be overlooked, and is something that everyone should open their eyes to. Do you know anyone who meditates? You probably do and I almost guarantee they’re not the ‘stereotypical meditator’, they probably look like, and are, a regular person like you and me. So kick the stigmatism and start meditating. Science has proven you start feeling meditation’s benefits after just one session.