Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Peace Prize, Blackburn discussed on The Daily Meditation Podcast


So in today's episode, I'm going to share with you a breathing technique that you can do to help you manage relationships and I encourage you to share this breathing technique with loved ones. People who you're in a very close, meaningful relationship with, to help manage stress. And I promised you in yesterday's episode that I would layer the affirmation that we did yesterday, right along with today's breathing technique. And so that is what we'll be doing. But I first want to share with you a little bit about what we've been exploring this week in regard to your health and how relationships have a direct influence on your health and well-being. And as I mentioned to you earlier in this series, I've been following the works and reading a book by doctor Elizabeth Blackburn, and she's a Nobel Peace Prize winner. She shared the Nobel Peace Prize in her research on telomeres, and a little about telomeres is that there has been a lot of research recently. Where researchers have found that the brain definitely sends nerves directly to organs of the immune system and not just to the heart and the lower gut. In that way too, the brain is influencing the body. This is a quote from doctor Elizabeth Blackburn, and so in her research, she discovered that medicine has been successful by treating disease in a specific way once the damage is done. But as she continues to say, doctor Blackburn says, telomere length integrates a lot of factors together and gives you an overall picture of risk. For what is now emerging as a lot of diseases that tend to occur, do so together such as diabetes and heart disease. So what this means for you is that a telomere is like a protective cap at the end of chromosomes. So your chromosomes in your cells and your chromosomes are what carry the genetic information. So you could think of telomeres as buffers. They're like the caps at the tips of shoelaces. If you lose those tips, the in start frame. And so what one of the number one stress triggers for most people is relationships. And so as you focus on relationships this week, maybe there's a relationship that you're having some challenges with, it could be a relationship at work. With a friend, a family member, a child, a sibling, a romantic partner, whatever it is, the relationship can cause so much stress that it can impact your health. So as you do, that breathing technique today, which I encourage you to sit down in your meditation space and do or do it while you're out walking, it's fine. It's all good. Just do it. See how this works for you. As you do it, focus on, noticing how your thoughts are influencing the way you feel in your body. This has a direct influence on your health. And so this is the breathing technique. So we did the affirmation, listen, listen, listen. Yesterday. If you're listening to us, in fact, for the first time, no worries if this is the first episode you've listened to, you can listen to these techniques and do the meditations in any order you want. They don't follow any sequence. But I do like to layer in the techniques together. So I'm layering in the affirmation from yesterday's episode with the breathing technique for today. So, this is the breathing technique. I'll just guide you through it once and then you go and do it. Make sure you do this technique. You could do this technique as you manage your health and how you feel when you're challenged in your relationships. So, you're going to be listening to yourself. And you're going to listen to yourself on many different levels. You're going to first start off listening to how you feel emotionally at this moment when you consider

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