Mindfulness for Depression

Take a deep breath. What are you thinking about? Are you worried about something? Focus on your breathing. Be aware of how you feel. Where are you feeling tense? Breathe, release the tension… and congratulations. You just practiced mindfulness. A new study out this week finds that mindfulness -- the practice of connecting to the moment instead of thinking about the future or past -- treats depression as effectively as pills. How does it work?