Mon 31 Mar, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 60mins 3/3. Meditation
Millions of people are using meditation to help not just their minds, but also their bodies. But what is meditation and why are so many people drawn to it? What does science say about how it might work and whether it can actually help?
In the final, and most personal, film in the Alternative Therapies series, Professor Kathy Sykes investigates the ancient practice of meditation. It's a journey that leads her to examine her innermost feelings, and one which takes her to meet scientists working at the very frontiers of knowledge about how the brain functions.
The film begins in the foothills of the Himalayas where Kathy learns basic meditation from Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard. She also travels to the US where she learns how her body physically responds when she is meditating.