Harvard study shows meditation can positively alter DNA

This kid will live to be 200 if he keeps meditating :) This kid will live to be 200 if he keeps meditating :) - Image Credit: livelawofattraction.com

Most of us could guess that meditation improves relaxation and lowers blood pressure, but to change DNA?!  Woaah, now that's wild!

"Researchers at Harvard found that meditating for just eight weeks dramatically alters gene expression, “turning off” hundreds of genes conducive to the onset of disease while “turning on” hundreds of genes conducive to health." (Journal of Scientific Exploration)

The study went on to say how meditation extends an individual's lifespan.  "...meditation seems to extend lifespan at the cellular level through the action of telomerase, an enzyme that repairs telomeres, the endings of chromosome that provide a biological marker of how long a person will live"

No wonder people have been doing this for thousands of years :)

And that's what's good,

Jon

Last modified onSunday, 09 April 2017 10:43
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