george whittington replied 22nd Apr '19:
Yes, meditation helps to reduce stress. When you are practicing meditation, your heart rate and breathing slow down, your blood pressure normalizes, you use oxygen more efficiently, and you sweat less. Also, your adrenal glands produce less cortisol, your mind ages at a slower rate, and your immune function improves. Your mind also clears and your creativity increases. People who meditate regularly find it easier to give up life-damaging habits like a smoking cigarette, drinking alcohol, and also helps to get rid of drugs.