MENU

Yoga Meditation May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease in Women

Yoga Meditation May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease in Women

Turns out, the benefits of yoga may extend beyond bringing stress relief to family caregivers. According to a presentation at this year's Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, a form of yoga meditation called "Kirtan Kriya" improved cognitive function and may protect women against the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers investigated the cognitive impacts the simple 12-minute-per-day yoga meditation, among 161 women who reported subjective cognitive decline or mild cognitive impairment or who had stressed family caregivers. After 8-12 weeks, the participating women demonstrated improvements in cognitive function, cerebral blood flow and neuroanatomical plasticity of neurotransmitters in the anterior and posterior cingulate gyrus, hippocampus and pre-frontal cortex. You can learn more about this interesting study HERE.