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Yoga improves cellular longevity

Yesterday I appeared in an item for Dutch television (EenVandaag) on a recent scientific study by the All Indian Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi. This is one of the first studies to demonstrate that yoga positively influences cell renewal and may even slow down the ageing process in healthy individuals. Ninety-six apparently healthy people were enrolled in the 12 week yoga intervention. They practiced yoga daily for approximately 1,5 hours. Their practice included asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and dhayna (meditation). All study participants showed significant changes in cardinal and metabotrophic biomarkers, which suggests that yoga may improve cellular longevity.Read More