30 Jul '14, 11am

This awesome news will inspire you to roll out a #yoga mat today:

Adults who did yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved their performance on tests of their brains' executive function, while adults who did a stretching and strengthening program for the same time didn't, according to research published in The Journals of Gerontology . Executive function is a term applied to a collection of mental tasks that appear to happen automatically. Examples of executive function include planning, working memory and troubleshooting. In the study, 118 people with an average age of 62 were divided into two groups. One group took a one-hour Hatha yoga class three times a week for eight weeks; the other group took a one-hour class consisting of stretching and strengthening exercises three times a week for eight weeks. Hatha yoga is a common type of yoga that features sequences of relatively gentle poses and emphasizes focusing on one's breath a...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/health/study-yoga-practice-im...

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