Originally from Germany, Regina’s background is in biochemistry and environmental science. She has played key roles in several Brahma Kumaris centres around the world and is now based at the Global Retreat Centre. She has been studying and teaching Raja Yoga meditation for over 20 years.
Medical researchers have found that qualities like faith, hope, and forgiveness, and the use of social support and prayer seem to have a noticeable effect on health and healing. A person's most deeply held beliefs strongly influence his or her health. Some researchers believe that faith increases the body's resistance to stress. In a 1988 clinical study of women undergoing breast biopsies, the women with the lowest stress hormone levels were those who used their faith and prayer to cope with stress.