... After several years of number-crunching, data from the so-called Shamatha project is finally starting to be published. So far the research has shown some not hugely surprising psychological and cognitive changes – improvements in perception and wellbeing, for example. But one result in particular has potentially stunning implications: that by protecting caps called telomeres on the ends of our chromosomes, meditation might help to delay the process of ageing. Read more
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
How Meditation Might Ward Off the Effects of Aging
A study at a US Buddhist retreat suggests eastern relaxation techniques can protect our chromosomes from degenerating.