Meditation techniques gain popularity — and teen adherents, too

September 14, 2003

Costa Contra Times: On a typical school day, Camilla Danpour rises at 5 a.m., turns on soothing music and perches on the edge of her bed.

For five minutes, an eternity to some teens, she sits in a trancelike state, staring dead-ahead at a digital clock.

And she does nothing.

At least that’s how it appears from the outside. Truth is, there’s a lot bouncing around on the inside. And the Walnut Creek teen runs a mental squeegee over those thoughts, meditating to wipe away life’s pressures.

Succeeding at that goal can be a killer. Her mind is wired to race through the day.

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