Providence hospital studying yoga’s role in slowing brain decline

Feb 14th, 2017
|||

Supported by Alzheimer’s Association grant, Rhode Island Hospital in Providence researchers are studying whether regular practice of yoga can “help a brain in slow decline”.

It is “recruiting people with mild cognitive disorder” to study whether yoga can improve their condition. “Yoga is an ancient practice known to improve mental, spiritual and physical well-being among its practitioners”, a Hospital release says.

Led by Dr. Geoffrey Tremont, Neuropsychology Director at Rhode Island Hospital, the study will direct patients through a 12-week, twice-weekly yoga regimen. He hopes to enroll 70 patients in the study of yoga’s role in improving “cognitive conditions among people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment”. “The yoga program involves meditation, physical postures, breathing exercises and relaxation”, release says and adds, “Yoga has benefits for a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions”.

Yoga Enthusiasts have welcomed efforts of Rhode Island Hospital and Alzheimer’s Association into exploration of yoga’s role in cognitive health.

Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out.
To read the full article please download our Asana Journal App or purchase Issue 169 January 2017.

Asana Journal

Bio

Asana International Yoga Journal

Latest Post

Latest Post By : Asana Journal
Share and Dare   -   Dec 12, 2017
Yoga Holiday   -   Dec 08, 2017
Heal Your Body, Soul and Mind   -   Dec 05, 2017
Dance from the Heart   -   Nov 26, 2017
The Three Kinds of Happiness   -   Nov 24, 2017
My Yoga Experience   -   Nov 22, 2017
Yoga without Boundaries   -   Nov 20, 2017

Leave a Reply

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!