The Epigenetic Power of Yoga


Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Dr. Eddy Betterman. He titles it Open Mind, Open Genes: Exercising Your Epigenetic Power with Yoga.

He shares with us some fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, piqued our curiosity:

Since inflammation has been connected to stress and depression, engaging in physical activities which reduce inflammation and promote anti-inflammatory factors can be very beneficial. The researchers assessed three major protein markers of inflammation known as interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and C-reactive protein (CRP). Surprisingly, they found a noticeable increase in IL-6 in the women who practiced yoga.

Give the rest of this interesting article a read for more context…

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