Yoga may have a profound and positive effect in anti aging progression, some renowned institute studies suggested.
Aging is a natural process of growing old.
Yoga, the ancient technique for harmonized external and internal body well beings, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture… has been well known for people in Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes’ research and supported by health advocates.
According to the study to explore the impact of yoga and meditation based lifestyle intervention (YMLI) on cellular aging in 96 healthy individuals randomly assigned to a 12-weeks of YMLI, at the end of 12 weeks of lesson, YMLI group expressed significant improvements in both the cardinal biomarkers of cellular aging and the metabotrophic biomarkers influencing cellular aging in compared to baseline values.
The efficacy of the program in reduced cellular aging process was attributed to the activities in decreased production of ROS and pro inflammatory cytokins and hormone cortisol, and increased mean values of telomerase activity in regulated aging progression and hormone β-endorphin in reduced stress and maintain homeostasis.
Dr. Madhuri Tolahunase, the led author, after taking into account of other co founders, said,”Lifestyle is an integrated entity, and an intervention, like YMLI, that has overall positive influence on our health appears most useful versus changing only one aspect at a time, as is seen by action of certain drugs. Yoga is holistic and a mind-body medicine and is more beneficial and advantageous than individual interventions like physical exercise, caloric restriction, and antioxidants”.
Other researchers, in the study of yoga breathing in protected skin against aging, filed the following results
1. Yoga breathing reduced psychological aspects of stress and anxiety which have been found to associate to promoted aging
2. Yoga also expressed an impact in regulated advanced glycation end products (AGE) which have recently been shown to play a role in tissue aging
3. Comprehensive yoga program including breathing and meditative exercises may have a profound effect in enhanced gene expression involving oxidative stress, DNA damage, cell cycle control, aging and apoptosis and
In further analysis, Dr, Beri K the led author said, “(Contract to general belief)The interesting correlation of insulin regulation and glucose control can be translated to improvement and maybe reversal of the effects on AGE protein accumulation in the body tissue”.
In support of the above differentiation, Dr. Brown RP at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, launched an investigation of yoga breathing in anti aging progression, suggested that
1. Yoga breathing (pranayama) can have a significant and positive effect in bringing the mind to the present moment and reduce stress
2. Yoga breathing delayed the aging process through reduced expression of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and for victims of mass disasters.
3. The practices also relieved many forms of suffering.
Finally, after taking account of other risk factors, researchers concluded that yoga breathing can affect longevity mechanisms.
Taking altogether, Yoga used alone or combined with meditation may have a therapeutic effect in aging progression through regulating cellular and psychological expressions.