Evan Rachel Wood began meditating when she was 12 years old

Evan Rachel Wood began meditating when she was 12 years old

Evan Rachel Wood says meditation helps her relax and stay calm

Evan Rachel Wood began meditating when she was 12 years old. The 25-year-old actress – who is expecting her first child with husband Jamie Bell – finds the relaxation technique vital to give her a sense of calm about her hectic life and career and keep anxiety at bay.

She said: “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. I started doing yoga too, I totally get why everyone’s in love with it now. It’s pretty great.”

Evan also finds dancing a great way to relax and clear her head.

She told Britain’s ELLE magazine: “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. LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Dance Yrself Clean’ is a great song to rock out to.”