Stay well with simple meditation

While it seems a good idea to take a few minutes out every day for relaxation and meditation, the benefits for the emotionally labile, who tend to be a bit ''up and down’’, turn out to be substantial. Last week, writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Willem Kuyken of the Mood Disorder Centre at the University of Exeter reported that ''mindfulness’’, for those prone to the blues, provides the “long term skills for staying well”.
This involves little more than sitting comfortably and focusing on something as simple as the pattern of respiration, breathing in and out.
The process of observing such sensations changes the way one responds to the maelstrom of subconscious thoughts in one’s head, and has been described as “a way of concentrating on the here and now, so as to become more aware of how the here and now is affecting you”.

Source  - Telegraph