Waking up: study shows mindfulness can offer health benefits

Sean Phipps, Nooga.com: A recent study on the effects of meditation revealed that individuals who practiced regularly experienced a “specific genomic response.”

Simply put, people who had never meditated before were able to—over the course of eight weeks—produce the exact opposite of what occurs during “fight or flight,” according to the study.

The study was conducted by researchers at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It was published in PLOS ONE, an open-access online journal.

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