I am a beginner. The group of ladies on my street have been trying to get me to go with them for years. However, my perception of yoga – silent, meditative, slow – never appealed to me. Personally, I’m a mover. I need to run, jump, climb, sweat to feel like I am getting a workout. How could such a slow gentle workout, well, be a workout? I was wrong. Finally caving in, I attended my first class in yoga for beginners and found myself thoroughly challenged and feeling strong afterward.
If you have never attempted yoga and are skeptical about its benefits, here are some tips. Continue reading “Yoga For Beginners”
Downward dogs and child pose may not just help you relax and keep you limber, but may also help with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Researchers from UCLA and Australia’s University of Adelaide compared yoga and meditation against memory training, which has often been considered the best way to manage mild cognitive impairment.
Participants had all shown signs of mild cognitive impairment, reporting problems with their memory such as easily misplacing things, or forgetting names, faces or appointments. Participants were divided into two groups. One group performed daily memory exercises and the other practiced yoga and meditation. Continue reading “Yoga Keeps Your Mind Sharp”