Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi

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A Coventry University study from 2017 recently proved that mind and body activities such as yoga, meditation and Tai Chi, can actually affect molecular changes in DNA, which can reverse stress and anxiety. They affect our telomeres, which govern how our DNA behaves in our bodies.  These can shorten and die because of stress and emotional trauma and as a natural part of the ageing process. These mind body practices lengthen our telomeres and allow them to recover. When people perform these techniques they are repairing their DNA!

For me, the above research is simply another case of science finally catching up and proving that some ancient practices are very beneficial.  Over the past 10 years, there has been a shift in the status of science being a creator of truth and knowledge. Science often changes its mind and does U-turns on what it says from one year to the next: advice on fats, carbohydrates, and sugar has yo-yoed, resulting in a lot of confusion. People are sometimes removing foods out of fear that they are damaging, only to find out that later they are proven beneficial.

We need to accept and be aware that because something has not been proven scientifically today, does not mean it will not be proven later on.

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Doctors now recommend and even provide practices like Hypnotherapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) after science bad-mouthed these same therapies previously. The advent of brain scans and other imaging technology has helped to prove the effectiveness of meditation and neuroplasticity in the brain, meaning the brain can constantly grow and change.

With this in mind, it will be interesting to see when the data comes to light on the effects of radiation from Wi-Fi on our bodies and brains from mobile phones and computers, when some countries and states in the USA have already banded new 5G networks…