Kimberly Henrie is a wife, mother, grandmother, personal trainer, fitness instructor, yoga teacher, podcaster, voice over talent and a wellness enthusiast. She likes to approach life healthfully, but in a way that is easy to integrate into the lives we live today. Watch this blog for easy solutions to fit into our fast-paced, convenience driven lifestyles. Kim strives to bring peace, a sense of balance and acceptance to what is going on around us so that we can enjoy all that life has to offer.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Study Shows Yoga Alters Our Genes

For thousands of years, yogis have known the positive impacts of yoga at a cellular level..  And in these modern times, science is concurring with what many of us have known all along.  Yoga has positive effects on the body - and yes, it can change your genes! (and your jeans, but that's another article ;-)

In this article from The Atlantic: Study: How Yoga Alters Genes, Lindsay Abrams shares how researchers at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Subjects trained 26 adults with no prior experience for eight weeks.  Blood tests before and after showed the changes were the exact opposite of what occurs during flight or fight: genes associated with energy metabolism, mitochondrial function, insulin secretion, and telomere maintenance were turned on, while those involved in inflammation were turned off.  According to the article, this result showed in 100% of participants and was more pronounced among long-term yoga and meditiation practitioners.

Come join me for a yoga session and find out what its all about, or find a teacher in your area.  I will be offering Open Yoga sessions in Glenwood Springs throughout the summer months.  Contact me to get on my email list so you can be notified.

Here's to your health!

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