Yoga has a positive effect on the structure and function of key brain areas associated with memory. Findings provide evidence that yoga may hold promise in mitigating age-related and neurodegenerative decline.
Following 12 weeks of yoga instruction, people with chronic lower back pain reported a significant improvement in symptoms and better sleep over 52 weeks.
Yoga intervention reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety while increasing feelings of positivity.
For those with a genetic predisposition to obesity, partaking in six specific types of exercise can help combat weight gain. Jogging, yoga, power walking, certain types of dancing and mountain climbing can help reduce BMI in those with a predisposition to obesity. Surprisingly, cycling, swimming, and games like Dance Dance Revolution did not counteract the genetic effects on obesity.
Those who have a greater sense of 'oneness' experience overall higher levels of satisfaction with life, regardless of spiritual background or belief.
Trinity College Dublin researchers report controlled breathing, a key element of meditation, directly affects noradrenaline levels in the brain. The study suggests controlled breathing can enhance attention and improve overall brain health.
New studies presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association reveal the positive impact practicing yoga has on reducing symptoms of depression and improving quality of life for those with the disorder.
Researchers report yoga could be beneficial in reducing some of the symptoms of GAD.