Actress Evan Rachel Wood Has Been Meditating Since 12 Years Old

The actress Evan Rachel Wood has been meditating since she was 12 years old. Now at 25, she is expecting her first child with husband Jamie Bell and told Britain’s ELLE Magazine meditation is a central part of her life to keep her calm and keep anxiety at bay.

‘I began meditating when I was 12. In my industry it’s easy to get caught up in the anxiety of it all, so I take time to sit and breathe by the ocean – there’s something so calming about that, it puts everything into perspective,” she said. “I started doing yoga too. I totally get why everyone’s in love with it now. It’s pretty great.”

She also said dancing is a great way to clear her head. ”Dancing is the most fun workout. It’s another way for me to clear my head. I’m not thinking about anything else, just getting out some energy. If you’ve seen me dance, I flip my head around, jump and stomp a lot,” she said.