'Mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions have profound effects on mental health, affect brain systems that are important for emotion regulation and self-awareness, and alter inflammatory and epigenetic responses' (1)
A great summary of mindfulness in the literature, covering neuroplasticity and the molecular mechanisms of mindfulness.
(1) Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Jan; 41(1): 373. Published online 2015 Dec 10. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.239 PMCID: PMC4677133. Neural Basis of Mindfulness Interventions that Moderate the Impact of Stress on the Brain. Martin P Paulus