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We’ve known this all along.

November 29, 2013

“The kinds of things that happen when you meditate do have effects throughout the body, not just in the brain.”

 

“Unlike earlier studies, this one is the first to focus on participants with high levels of stress. The study published in May in the medical journal PloS One showed that one session of relaxation-response practice was enough to enhance the expression of genes involved in energy metabolism and insulin secretion and reduce expression of genes linked to inflammatory response and stress. There was an effect even among novices who had never practiced before.

Harvard isn’t the only place where scientists have started examining the biology behind yoga…”

Find the rest of the article here.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. March 1, 2014 12:58 am

    The body reacts in the same way for all stressors, real
    and imagined. It is very important to control your thoughts, because your strength, determination
    and ability to win over anxiety can only let you overcome it.
    This flawed or negative thinking is the result of an overactive
    and negative imagination taking hold of
    youur daily life.

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