Meditate and Change Your Genes!

Practicing the relaxation response can improve the condition and symptoms of just about any disease that is caused or worsened by stress, explains cardiologist and meditation-research pioneer Herbert Benson.

The impact of meditation manifests itself at the genetic level. In fact, a recent study at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital shows that “meditation, tai chi, yoga, exercise, prayer and a variety of similar practices can alter a person’s gene activity, changing the expression of genes related to stress and inflammation.”

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