Yoga & Brain Health

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The Positive Affect of Yoga & Meditation on the brain

Recent studies about yoga and brain health have shown that the practice of yoga and meditation can have a positive affect on our mental wellbeing with each Birthday.  As we age we will be exposed to, and may experience, many diseases which impact us physically such as arthritis and cancer but we also need to be aware of brain health.


Yoga and brain health

In recent years various neuroscientists have studied the benefits of yoga and meditation on the brain and the positive affects of the practice.  Through recent research, I discovered that some studies have shown that yoga and meditation is thought to have an effect on the physical make up of the brain.

There is much scientific research dedicated to brain health and yoga.  Evidence shows that concentration, focus and memory, are all improved by the practice.  To find out more about some of these scientific developments dip into this very comprehensive article at healthgrinder.com.

Meditation offers great benefits

It is also worth finding a dedicated meditation class to attend or, alternatively, use one of the online meditation apps that are readily available.

take advantage of the short and sweet daily meditations which are available online for free

Have a look at Headspace.  It is a great resource that you can pay to subscribe to or simply take advantage of the short and sweet meditations available for free.   You can start by committing to just 5 minutes a day and build up from there.

find a yoga teacher who incorporates a meditation portion to their classes

Another option would be to find a yoga teacher who incorporates a meditation portion to their classes.  Give your local studio a call to find the best class to suit you and go meditate.  Your brain will thank you 🙂

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