Can Yoga and Tai Qi Affect your genes? Can they reduce inflammation? A study in 2017 suggests “yes” to answer both questions. There is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of mind–body interventions (MBIs) in improving mental and physical health, but the molecular mechanisms of these benefits remain poorly understood (1). One hypothesis is that MBIs reverse expression of genes involved in inflammatory reactions that are induced by stress (1).  A review of clinical data and research studies concluded that practices, such as Yoga, Tai Qi and meditation down regulate gene expression of nuclear factor kappa B pathway (1). This is opposite of the effects of stress has on gene expression which increases factor kappa B (NF-KB) which increases inflammatory chemicals in the body. The results suggest these self-care practices reduce to inflammation and reduced risk on inflammation-related diseases. It is time to add regular meditation, yoga or Tai Chi to your daily routine to reap the health benefits at a molecular level.