Yoga is good for the brain

Yoga is good for the brain

Yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.

The review, published in the journal Brain Plasticity, focused on 11 studies of the relationship between yoga practice and brain health.


Each of the studies used brain-imaging techniques such as MRI, functional MRI or single-photon emission computerized tomography.


The studies also find that the brain changes seen in individuals practising yoga are associated with better performance on cognitive tests or measures of emotional regulation.


A review of the science finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.

You can find more about this research here.

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