Vasanthi Iyer has extensive experience leading workshops for entrepreneurs and is currently a presenter with the Art of Living Institute in Boone, NC. Scientific studies have proved meditation is helpful for stress related illnesses including heart disease and hypertension. Meditation does not require a lot of time, however, the time you put into it is worth the effort. It reduces blood pressure and heart rate, which alleviates unnecessary pressure on your heart and arteries. When stress levels are reduced, the immune system is boosted and so is our general wellbeing. It is like putting diamonds in the bank!