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The Studies Are In! Meditation & Yoga Have The Power to Effect Our DNA

Story Via Science Daily The Studies Are In! Meditation & Yoga Have The Power to Effect Our DNA Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Radboud. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, reviews over a decade of studies analysing how the behaviour of our genes is affected by different MBIs including mindfulness and yoga. Experts from the universities conclude that, when examined together, the 18 studies -- featuring 846 participants over 11 years -- reveal a pattern in the molecular changes which happen to the body as...

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Yoga & Meditation Events Coming To Montreal

Hello my fellow yoginis. I thought I would tell you about a few cool yoga and/or meditation events coming to Montreal.  The first one is the Dalai Lama's visit to Montreal this September 2017. You can purchase your tickets and learn more about the event here. Another big event is the Lole White Tour happening on August 12th 2017 at Quai Jacques Cartier. Click here for more info and tickets

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On Yoga & Meditation

The Yoga Journey It doesn't matter which road you take, the destination is the same. More important though than the destination is to enjoy the journey itself..... There are so many different types of yoga one can practice and it seems as if every week a new studio comes into being. It's wonderful to have choice and options as it's crucial that you give yourself the freedom to experiment with what makes your body and spirit smile. The joy, peace and energizing effect of your yoga practice will create a lifelong devotion and discipline.  Mindfulness For a better understanding of present moment awareness, I highly recommend Eckhart Tolle's books The Power of Now or One Good Earth.  John Kabat Zinn...

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