The Power of Metta Meditation

longevity mindfulness spirituality

A type of Buddhist meditation, Metta meditation is based on Pali. "Metta" in Pali means good energy and compassion for others. The practice is also known as loving-kindness meditation. Loving-kindness meditation may actually help lengthen our telomeres. Telomeres are the caps on our chromosomes that protect our DNA from deterioration. A study published in Frontiers in Psychology found that people who regularly practiced metta meditation had longer telomeres than those who didn't meditate at all. Metta meditation has also been shown to increase levels of oxytocin, the so-called "love hormone" that plays a role in social bonding, trust, and attachment.

Metta meditation is a practice that can be done anywhere, anytime. All you need is a comfortable place to sit or lie down. You can close your eyes if you like, but it's not necessary.


Download the Free eBook

Essential Practices

For Living
an Extraordinary Life

The Essential Practices ebook is a tool that, if used daily and diligently, will support you in building the life you came here to build—a life of purpose and passion.

We hate SPAM. We will never sell your information, for any reason.

on the Blog

Beyond Boredom - The Unexpected Advantages of Yawning

Mind Power - Transform Through Meditation

Putting Your Virtues Into Action

Get Updates From Dr. James 

Subscribe to receive ongoing updates, news, and inspiration straight to your inbox.