Mindfulness: What is it? BBC News

Traditionally a Buddhist form of meditation, its popularity is growing rapidly and it’s now being taught in schools, has been adopted by the national health service and is behind best selling books and top apps. You’re encouraged to focus on living in the moment and its supporters believe it can help deal with stress, mental illness and chronic pain – amongst others. But, how does it work? Benjamin Zand has been giving it a go.

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