does yoga keep you young?

This article was published in ‘World of Knowledge’ magazine.

For centuries, one technique has been used to stimulate the connection between the brain and the body: yoga.
The distinctive poses harness the power of thought and even have positive benefits at a cellular level. Canadian researchers demonstrated this in an experiment at the University of Calgary. Breast cancer survivors who practised mindfulness based meditation and Hatha yoga every day for eight weeks had healthier telomeres than those that did not.
Telomeres are the protective protein strips at the end of chromosomes. Longer telomeres protect against disease. Using yoga, subjects managed to manipulate the structure of their DNA so that they aged more slowly than those in the control group!