Scientific research at the Chopra Center has found amazing benefits of mediation. Scientists have for years claimed that stress is the number one cause of death. Stress increases your blood sugar count which exacerbates diabetes. It increases high blood pressure and there is a link to greater risk of cancer. So it makes a lot of sense when you link health with anti-stress techniques such as meditation.
As you expect those who meditate are healthier and live longer. What surprised researchers was that meditation has a direct effect on aging. The Chopra Center, beginning in 2010, has studied the effect of meditation on Telomeres.
Telomeres are at the end of our chromosomes. They look like little caps and protect the chromosome. The longer your telomeres the longer your life expectation. We have discussed Telomeres in other articles and interviews. Such as Telomeres: The Fountain of Youth Inside You. Here we share an interview with anti-aging expert Dr. Ron Rothenberg and Director of Sales for Telomerase Activation Sciences Eric McDonald. You can learn about the multiple products available to keep your body youthful.
The fascination is that daily meditation can also increase the length of your telomeres. Mediation is a simple technique:
Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Be reasonably comfortable but not so comfortable that you will want to fall asleep. Relax your body and your breathing. Below is a sample from the Chopra Center. Enjoy the benefits of meditation.