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Singer J Balvin Says Meditation Has Helped His Anxiety and Depression: 'I Have Struggled'

I am hoping that, with this experience, many more people will explore meditation — and will start letting mindfulness play a role in their daily lives. I believe, if we can make our collective world even just a little more in tune with our mental health, then this partnership will have been a huge success.

Then we’ll truly be thinking on that universal level.

But the universal, again, is also the personal. And for me, this is personal. Which is why in many ways the person who I’m most looking to reach with this program is a past version of myself. I’m looking to reach the person who thinks that meditation could never be for someone like them — or for a community like their own.

And that goes especially for this moment we’re currently experiencing: where money is so tight for many; health is such a question mark on a global level; and the fight for racial justice is more urgent than ever. Our Black brothers and sisters are fighting to be represented and heard — and fighting for their lives. I stand with them.

When our world is in flux, our mental wellbeing is often one of the first things we neglect. But this should not be the case.

In fact, it’s in times like these that mindfulness can help us most.

Which is why it’s simply not enough anymore to have a product that’s for everyone — access has to be for everyone, too.

And it’s because of this that I’m proud to tell you: Renew Yourself won’t only be free, it will also be Chopra’s first-ever bilingual partnership. Even just writing that makes me excited. I love the thought of it. Millions of people around the world….. now able to open their minds, their bodies, their spirits in Spanish. Now able to be a part of that connective fabric.

Now able to find that something shared.

I’m just a kid from Colombia who followed his dream, and meditation saved my life.

Who knows what it will do for yours?

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