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We close our minority-health video series with meditation—a practice that is dependent on calmness and concentration. 

Joshua Bee Alafia was introduced to meditation as a teenager. He went on to try many forms of meditation until 2006, when he found Vipassana—a practice originally taught by Buddha. He has since become a meditation instructor at the Brooklyn Zen Center in New York City and the New York Insight Meditation Center. Alafia also teaches meditation to incarcerated youths.  

To give meditation a try, you must quiet the mind and still the body. After all, thinking is thinking, and meditating is meditating.

Want to see more of our minority-health video series? Check out our acupuncture and yoga videos. 


Felice LeĂłn is multimedia editor at The Root.