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Stop, think, breathe… vote: Mindfulness in parliament

MPs and Peers are taking off their shoes, exploring how meditation-style techniques can be used in policy and asking what a more mindful politics might look like

By Josh Lowe  

MPs no longer need visiting religious leaders, or religion of any kind, to teach them to be mindful. © Downing Street/PA Archive/Press Association Images

After about a minute with my eyes closed, I sneak a peek at the rest of the class. Everyone sits in perfect, upright stillness around three sides of a large table. Their backs are straight, their breath even. Their eyes remain steadfastly…

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