This month I have a couple of recent studies into the benefits of yoga: one on brain health and the other on PTSD.
A recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in May 2016 found that a combination of yoga and meditation was as effective as brain training at easing memory problems of older adults with mild memory challenges. After 3 months of 1 hour a week of yoga, participants showed improved language memory, less depression, and better visual-special memory – this helps with recalling locations. You don’t have to be an older adult to benefit from a weekly yoga practice 🙂
You can find the full article on a recent study conducted on the effectiveness of a trauma-sensitive approach to yoga (in which I am trained) as an adjunct treatment for PTSD here: