If you are over the age of 55 and would like to improve your memory and attention, a study reported by Neha Gothe, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, suggests that hatha yoga could be the answer. The eight-week study found that an hour-long class of hatha yoga, the most commonly practiced form of yoga in the world, practiced three times a week by adults over age 55 could significantly improve attention and memory. This improvement was found to be greater than adults who simply did toning and stretching exercises.
The controlled breathing and the focus required to hold positions were suggested to be reasons for the improvement. If you have been thinking about taking a yoga class, now may be the time. If you need some motivation to get started, hypnotherapy can hep you get motivated and BE WELL.