Bridging, stretching, positioning and form are many things that come to mind when I hear about Yoga. Many people find it relaxing and a time to put away their troubles and work on themselves.
It turns out, that a weekly regimen of Yoga and meditation may actually be good for your brain and your ability to think and recall as you age according to a new study featured in the NY Times.
Check it out here
Yoga May Be Good for the Brain
By Gretchen Reynolds June 1, 2016
A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems.
Most of us past the age of 40 are aware that our minds and, in particular, memories begin to sputter as the years pass. Familiar names and words no longer spring readily to mind, and car keys acquire the power to teleport into jacket pockets where we could not possibly have left them.
Some weakening in mental function appears to be inevitable as we age. But emerging science suggests that we might be able to slow and mitigate the decline by how we live and, in particular, whether and how we move our bodies. Past studies have found that people who run, weight train, dance, practice tai chi, or regularly garden have a lower risk of developing dementia than people who are not physically active at all.