Mindful Meditation as a Key to Success

ABC News' Lana Zak visits with proponents of the practice and finds out what science has to say.
1:44 | 02/18/15

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Proponents say the simple act of meditating can change your mind make you happier. More effective. And even healthier and as we meditated in the last break I feel like I can read the teleprompter much I really do but we still have to ask the question is it really all it's cracked up to be. ABC's lot of Zack puts her brain to the test to find out. Noticing as you greed and it may. Seem like a strange location to find then a mindful meditation is popping up in places you'd never imagine. What you will find is that they have this ability. To be in a moment and actually slow things down. George Mumford is taught meditation to greats like Kobe Bryant even Michael Jordan. Mindful meditation helped under that. And from the basketball court to the boardroom meditation is a secret weapon of the business leaked. In the old days that was really embarrassed that they'll be realized meditate bill George teaches authentic leadership at Harvard Business School tibia successfully you have to be authentic. FB grounded need to be mindful. Supporters of mindful meditation say it helps improve focus reduces stress boosts the immune system and possibly even slows aging in the brain. But others are skeptical of these claims so how much of this can be scientifically. Proven. So there are a couple of brain regions that it's in particular show and consistent evidence that thickness changes that the connectivity changes in the activity changes. Behavioral changes are being studied TO. Ours smoking cessation trial we found that my points training was twice as good as the only country and now there. He's honest with it had never before. So quick electrical leads attached to my head I accept the challenge and watch the brain respond. On a sack ABC news New York.

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