This is the first video in our five-part series with 10% Happier on why meditation is easier and more awesome than you think.

Where would you turn for help after having a nationally televised panic attack? When it happened to ABC News correspondent Dan Harris, the anxious broadcaster stumbled upon something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation.

In this video from the two-week course 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics app, Harris demystifies meditation and describes it in a way that actually makes you want to try it. Mindfulness meditation doesn’t require you to join a religion, follow a guru, or even sit with your legs crossed. In fact, there are just three surprisingly basic instructions for getting started.

Interested in giving mindfulness meditation a try? Try a free five-minute guided meditation from the 10% Happier app today!