Meditation can boost our immune system, reduce blood pressure and improve our mental health, according to scientists from Harvard University and Justuc Liebig University. They believe that this ancient religious tradition has various health benefits and can be used as an effective clinical treatment.
Scientists concluded that there are 4 key components of meditation that could attribute for its beneficial effects including attention regulation, body awareness, emotion regulation and sense of self. These components are interlinked and together help us combat stress. Meditation is not a vague cure anymore. However it requires training and practice so that it has distinct measurable effects on our subjective experiences, behavior and brain function.
The study has been published in the latest issue of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.