Meditation just may be the ultimate luxury, and making the time during an average stress-filled New York day to center yourself is a luxury not everyone can afford. Practicing meditation became immersed into mainstream culture after a slew of studies promoted by health influencers listed the endless long and short-term benefits meditating can have on your body and mind. One of the most important ones being meditation’s ability to keep you looking young.
Some of the factors that contribute most to aging are the same ones that are combatted by meditation; things such as stress, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. Take any president as an example, the looks they possess before they start age significantly quicker due to the high-stress nature of the job.
There are endless studies that illustrate this very notion. One in the International Journal of Neuroscience for example, measured the biological age of long and short-term meditators against that of the general population. After including factors such as blood pressure, hearing, vision, and skin elasticity, those who were long-term meditators appeared 12 years younger, and those who were short term meditators appeared five years younger than the general population.
We want to keep you looking young too; so here are your new go-to spots for meditation in New York City.