Yoga lengthens telomeres, reduces inflammation, and protects from oxidative damage

Ed Park, MD dr ed park, Telomerase activation Leave a Comment

In this study by Krishna et al in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, it was shows that yoga is associated with longer telomeres, lower inflammation, and less oxidative stress. I have long enjoyed doing yoga; the simple act of breathing, movement, and moving meditation seems to engage the holistic healing that we need. 

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Aside from sleep and laughter, I can think of nothing better to keep yourself young and healthy!

Why not try it out?  I prefer the hot Vinayasa type but I would stay away from Bikram because I haven’t had great experiences with the boot camp vibe and the smelly studios. There are many type of yoga and the only constants are breathing, focus, and ahimsa (non-violence) towards yourself

 

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