If meditation sounds intriguing, you can try it out -- in as few as 10 minutes a day -- without leaving your office.
"I'd say there's quite a range [of styles]," says Mark Coleman, a longtime teacher. "Sitting. Stillness. Movement. Yoga, tai chi, chi gong. Ones that cultivate the heart, mind and awareness and clarity. Concentration meditations -- mantras. Various New Age meditations that focus on energy. Once you choose, you have to give it some period of time to evaluate."
There are many free or low-cost downloads available and classes at meditation centers, universities and such sites as Kaiser Permanente, which offers meditation programs for members and employees.
Rachel Donaldson, senior behavioral health educator at Kaiser, says all sorts of people are attracted to the class, including those who get headaches, feel anxious or have insomnia. "We try to make it comfortable for people," she says, by explaining it's not a religion, telling people they don't need to sit cross-legged and enabling them to "stick their toe in the water" with an easy entry such as mindful eating.