Meditation and Aging
The ancient practice of meditation is one of the most beneficial practices you can do for your health! It is widely understood that meditation has a profoundly calming effect on the body and mind, and helps to ease anxiety and stress, ultimately fostering a more relaxed and peaceful being.But did you know that meditation can also help you fight the aging process in both the brain and in the body?
In recent years, several studies have shown that regular meditation can slow aging in your brain! A recent study conducted by UCLA found that “meditation appeared to help preserve the brain’s gray matter, the tissue that contains neurons.” This is important because the more gray matter you can retain now, the less neurological trouble you’ll encounter later in life.
But meditation doesn’t only help to keep you mentally fres
h. Meditation can also help you feel younger by helping to lower your blood pressure as well as your risk of stroke and heart disease. Even the American Medical Association (AMA) supports meditation, stating that meditation “may be considered as an alternative approach to lowering both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.”
So if you are looking to stay sharp and feel young, it may be time to meditate! At NY Health & Wellness, we are firm believers in the mind-body-spirit connection, so if you have any questions about the practice of meditation, how you can incorporate it into your daily life and use it to complement other anti-aging therapies, just call us! (914) 703-4811