I am pleased to see more and more articles verifying the positive and healing impact of yoga and meditation on the human body.
This just in from Canada
Evidence to suggest that meditation alters cancer survivors’ cells
Sadashiva Pai, PhD, MBA Founder and CEO at Science Mission LLC
Researchers in Canada have found the first evidence to suggest that support groups that encourage meditation and yoga can actually alter the cellular activity of cancer survivors.
Their study, which was published in the journal Cancer, is one of the first to suggest that a mind-body connection really does exist.
The team found that the telomeres – the protein caps at the end of our chromosomes that determine how quickly a cell ages – stayed the same length in cancer survivors who meditated or took part in support groups over a three-month period.
On the other hand, the telomeres of cancer survivors who didn’t participate in these groups shortened during the three-month study.
Mindfulness-based cancer recovery and supportive-expressive therapy maintain telomere length… onlinelibrary.wiley.com
Mindfulness-based cancer recovery and supportive-expressive therapy maintain telomere length relative to controls in distressed breast cancer survivors – Carlson – 2014 – Cancer – Wiley Online Library