09/07/2013 18:36 BST | Updated 08/09/2013 06:12 BST

Meditation: The Secret Of The Super Successful (VIDEO)

What's the secret to success? Not working crazy hours it would appear, rather meditation. It is the current trend among the super successful, top athletes and A-list actors such as Hugh Jackman, Rupert Murdoch, Wimbledon finalist Novak Djokovic and of course, Arianna Huffington.

Here in this video, HuffPost US's Carolyn Gregoire talks about the far-reaching health benefits which include lower stress levels, improved cognitive functioning, creative thinking and productivity, and even better physical health.

Stress levels can have a massive impact on the immune system, which suffers due to being placed in a state of over-stimulation. If your sleep is poor, this too can affect your health as your body needs to rest in order to do all the repair work that keeps your body in good shape during the day.

A study in 2011 showed how meditation could cut heart attack rates in half, as it helps to lower blood pressure.