To live a balanced lifestyle, you need to keep your mind sharp as well as your body. One way that you may be able to help both your body and mind is to look into some yoga videos for beginners. According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a 20-minute session of yoga may help improve your memory.
To come to their conclusions, the researchers had 30 young women participate in 20 minutes of completing various yoga poses, and then gave them tests that examined their reaction time and working memory. The scientists also had the women do aerobic exercises on a treadmill.
"It appears that following yoga practice, the participants were better able to focus their mental resources, process information quickly, more accurately and also learn, hold and update pieces of information more effectively than after performing an aerobic exercise bout," said Neha Gothe, who led the study.
The American Association of Retired Persons spoke to Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., who said that yoga may help prevent memory loss and keep the mind sharp. This is why people who want to boost their mental and physical health should try yoga.