Meditation improves the immune system, reduces blood pressure and even sharpens the mind, according to research. No surprises here but the fact that it is finding expression in the media is a positive step. No surprises here but the fact that it is finding expression in the media is a step forward.
‘The authors specifically identify four key components of “mindfulness” – the state of meditation – that may account for its effects: attention regulation, body awareness, emotion regulation, and sense of self. Together, these help us deal with the effects of stress.’