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Regular and long-term yoga-meditation practitioners had better stress and inflammation status than the control group.

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Why is it important?

Nowadays, yoga is widely endorsed as a way of staying fit and healthy, as well as in helping to alleviate the effects of many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery diseases, and others.


Clinical trials on yoga-based lifestyle modification programs have shown promising results in terms of their anti-inflammatory and anti-stress effects. These findings support the notion that long-term, regular practice of yoga-meditation might modulate human neuroendocrine systems and positively influence physiological parameters, like body mass index and blood pressure. Yoga-meditation has also been associated with improvements in emotion regulation.

Dipti Magan
All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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This page is a summary of: Physiological persona differences based on stress and inflammation between meditators and healthy controls, Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, December 2019, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/jcim-2019-0106.
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