Meditation Alters a Variety of Biological Mechanisms and Improves Mental Disorders

Meditation Alters a Variety of Biological Mechanisms and Improves Mental Disorders   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Meditation-which come in many variations-has long been acknowledged as a tool to master the mind and cope with stress. Science is increasingly validating those claims, especially for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and ADHD (attention […]

Slow Cellular Aging with Mindfulness

Slow Cellular Aging with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “those with more years of meditation practice had longer telomere length overall, and that women meditators had significantly longer telomeres as compared to women non-meditators. These findings further support meditation’s positive effect on healthy cellular aging.” – Sonima Wellness   One of […]

Slow Aging with Meditation

Slow Aging with Meditation   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “What we do know is that long-term engagement in mindfulness meditation may enhance cognitive performance in older adults, and that with persistent practice, these benefits may be sustained. That’s great news for the millions of aging adults working to combat the negative effects […]

Protect the Aging Brain with Meditation

Protect the Aging Brain with Meditation   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “long-term engagement in mindfulness meditation may enhance cognitive performance in older adults, and that with persistent practice, these benefits may be sustained. That’s great news for the millions of aging adults working to combat the negative effects of aging on the […]

Live Longer with Yoga and Meditation

  Live Longer with Yoga and Meditation   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “A growing body of research supports the immediate benefits of meditation, such as reduced stress and anxiety levels, lower blood pressure, and enhanced happiness. While these initial perks may be reason enough for us to practice, meditation’s positive impact appears […]