Yoga and Meditation Can Change People’s Genes, Study Says – TIME

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It’s always exciting to learn of the many improved analyses and or studies pertaining to bodily training. Yes, there are many forms of training exercises that the body can perform. However, more research is actually confirming the different functions and forms of yoga which may top the more strenuous forms of bodily training. It also has a profound affect on other parts of the anatomy such as mental improvements on the brain, and it also relieves stress on the body. Although, more research is needed on the effects of yoga. However, until such research is brought forth, it may just be beneficial to at least practice some forms of yoga until further proof of its positive benefits are discovered.

Key Takeaways:

  • Yoga and meditation may do more than just help people feel relaxed in the moment.
  • In a new paper, published in Frontiers in Immunology, British researchers analyzed the findings from 18 previously published studies—involving a total of 846 people—on the biological effects of meditation
  • Researchers found that people who practiced these activities regularly had fewer signs of inflammation, including a decrease in their production of inflammatory proteins

“A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness exercises can actually reverse stress-related changes in genes linked to poor health and depression.”

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