Yoga On The Brain

For those of you who regularly engage in the healing power of yoga, you now have even more reason to strike a pose. This short article comes from Fitness Magazine.

Mind Bender

Hitting the mat can actually beef up your brain’s stress defenses, a new Harvard Medical School study reports.

Adults who practiced about 27 minutes of mindful activity a day, including gentle yoga and meditation exercises, had significant increases in grey matter in eight weeks, specifically in the parts of the brain that help regulate emotions and stress. “We believe that these changes reflect increased brain activity, which helps explain why the benefits of practice continue throughout the day, not just while you are in class,” says Sara Lazar, Ph.D., the lead study author. Find a great yoga routine at fitnessmagazine.com/beatstress or add up little doses of calm during your day by closing your eyes and taking slow deep breaths until you feel at ease. Ahh.

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About SuzieSloth

I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Martial Arts Instructor with a passion for physical fitness and a background in public health. I love learning new things about the fitness world and about innovations in all health fields. I like to share tidbits that I find in magazines or on the internet with friends and clients. Please feel free to email me with questions or comments, or leave comments on any post on my blog. And make sure to stop by my website: http://www.formfitsfunction.net View all posts by SuzieSloth

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