Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Can Yoga prevent the onset of Alzhimer's disease?

It has been well known for thousands of years that regular practice of Yoga helps with the overall physical and mental health of people. However, rigorous scientific evidence for its effectiveness in preventing or reducing various illnesses is not readily available. Of late, scientific investigations on various aspects of Yoga are steadily increasing. Now,  a research conducted by a team of neuroscientists from UCLA  (which included a scientist from Adelaide, Australia) has concluded that a three month yoga + meditation can help people to minimise the cognitive and emotional problems that often precede the onset of Alzheimer's disease. As such Yoga therapy performed better that the conventional memory enhancing exercises by providing support for other mental issues such as mood, anxiety and coping skills.

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