The reason of the benefit of yoga, tai chi, and meditation – IntraMed

The interventions of the mind and body, invest the reactions of the DNA that cause stress

Relax your mind and think on this: the benefits to physical and mental health activities like yoga and meditation to begin in the genes, according to suggests a new research.

The researchers reviewed 18 studies that included a total of 846 people, in order to examine how they affect the yoga, tai chi, meditation and other interventions of mind and body to the behavior of the genes.

Conclusion: these activities invest the molecular reactions in the DNA that cause a poor health and depression.

«Millions of people around the world are already enjoying the health benefits of the interventions of mind and body such as yoga or meditation, but what you might not know is that these benefits begin at the molecular level and can change the way that our genetic code works,» said the principal researcher, Ivana Buric.

Buric is a doctoral candidate in the Laboratory of the Brain, the Beliefs and Conduct of the University of Coventry in Great Britain.

«These activities leave what we call a molecular signature in our cells, which reverses the effect of stress or anxiety would have on the body by changing the way genes are expressed. In a nutshell, [the interventions of mind and body] can cause the brain to direct the processes of the DNA in a direction that improves our well-being,» said Buric in a press release from the university.

Further studies are needed to understand these effects fully, and to compare the interventions of mind and body with other activities and dietary habits healthy, raised.

«But it is an important basis on which to build to help future researchers to explore the benefits of the activities of mind and body, which are becoming more and more popular», he added Buric.

These findings appear in the edition of June 16 issue of the journal Frontiers in Immunology.

SOURCE: Coventry University

What Is the Molecular Signature of Mind–Body Interventions? A Systematic Review of Gene Expression Changes Induced by Meditation and Related Practices Ivana Buric1, Miguel Farias,Jonathan Jong,Christopher Mee and Inti A. Brazil. Front. Immunol., 16 June 2017 |


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