Plus it has a calming affect on the autonomic nervous system and in decreasing cortisol. It boosts the immune system and improves medical conditions including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, menstrual syndrome and chronic pain; and improves psychological conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, phobias and eating disorders.
Mindfulness has roots in the Buddhist belief system, although there is
a tradition of contemplation within most religions and belief systems, including
Christianity and there is plenty of evidence, including from the mental health
arena, showing how mindfulness can help reduce stress.
So what are you waiting for? Enrol in a class today, or start doing a simple five minute meditation at home/work. It really does work!