While we may not think of evolutionary genomic adaptations as being relevant to our everyday lives, our quotidian experiences and habits have the incredible capacity to shift our genetic inner workings. Even simple stress-reduction practices like yoga and meditation alter your DNA, allowing your body to reverse the harm of stress-related health conditions.
Published recently in Frontiers in Immunology, a new review explored the healing implications of stress reduction that occur hand-in-hand with a regular mind-body practice, in the context of genetics. The researchers concluded with confidence that practices like yoga and meditation change your DNA, disrupting inflammation associated with stress.
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