Kindness Meditation May Slow Biological Aging

Source: Psychology Today

New research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology has found that practising loving-kindness meditation, which focuses on compassion, could slow down biological ageing.

Loving-Kindness Meditation

Try 10 minutes of a loving-kindness meditation every morning before you start the day or as a way to wind down at the end of the evening. 

  • Start in a comfortable seat with your feet flat on the floor and your spine reaching tall toward the ceiling.
  • Keep your eyes closed if that feels comfortable and try to relax your entire body.
  • Your hands can rest gently in your lap, or you have the option to place one hand on your heart and the other on your abdomen. (If sitting feels uncomfortable, you can do this exercise while lying down. You may like placing one hand on your heart and the other on your abdomen.)
  • Take a deep breath in and out as you settle your mind and body.