Can Meditation Affect Your Genes? By Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor | December 10, 2013 03:32pm ET There’s a large and growing body of evidence that psychological stress — the kind experienced by war orphans, caretakers of people with dementia, and men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — can cause genetic damage. But if… Continue reading Can Meditation Affect Your Genes?
Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis. The ability to focus mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness, which can be improved by meditation training. “This… Continue reading Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone :: UC Davis News and Information