Yoga Improves Memory and Brain Function in Older Adults, Study Finds

By
B Grace Bullock, PhD, E-RYT 500

Prolonged stress can have a deleterious effect on the brain, reducing your ability to think, plan and reason effectively. This is particularly true for the elderly. Now, a new study published in Biological Psychology finds that yoga may moderate the stress response and improve executive function in older adults, building on prior research that finds that yoga is good for your brain.

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