Meditation has been a practice for centuries in the east, and while it’s just gaining popularity in other parts of the world now, research shows that the ancient Yogis were on to something way before their time. Meditation can train the brain to feel more compassion and happiness. A new study out of UW-Madison states that meditating monks showed more activity in the regions of the brain that involved processing empathy when given brain scans while testing emotional cues. So bring more happiness to yourself and others by practicing meditation regularly. It could do the world a whole lot of good.