A new yet relatively small study has found that practising just one meditation session can lower anxiety llevels. 14 participants who had normal blood pressure but high level of anxiety practised and 60 minute beginner mindfulness where they focused on breathing and awareness of one thoughts. the result showed a clear reduction in anxiety in the first hour after the mediation session and were and significantly lower one week later. The results also suggests that meditation could reduce cardiovascular risk in those with moderate anxiety. as anxiety can increase the chance of conditions including high blood pressure and organ damage.