Meditation and yoga ... keep the mind healthy Michigan: An extensive research analysis has revealed that people who regularly do yoga, meditation or breathing exercises not only keep their mind healthy but also make decisions with confidence and better control their emotions. They are also capable.
The study reviewed 11 published studies on yoga, meditation and breathing exercises, in which thousands of volunteers participated.
Five of these 11 research studies scanned the brains of new yoga starters who took yoga sessions at least once a week, and they continued this routine for 10 to 24 weeks. The remaining 6 studies compared the mental health of yoga/breathing exercises/meditators and non-practitioners.
Keep in mind that yoga and meditation have many things in common, including breathing exercises.
Well, these three things have had positive effects on mental health before, but in a recent study, experts at Wayne State University, Detroit and the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne have explored this relationship in more detail.
On the basis of all these studies, it was concluded that meditation and yoga increase the size of the hippocampus. The hippocampus is related to memory and learning (learning), and it is the brain that is the first affected by the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Similarly, yoga and meditation also extend to other parts of the brain including the amygdala, prefrontal cortex and cingulate cortex. The amygdala of these plays an important role in the feeling and expression of emotions; the prefrontal cortex is key in planning and choosing something or not; while the cingulate cortex, on the one hand, normalizes our emotions. On the other hand, its importance in improving memory and accounting is also significant.
In all studies, it was jointly noted that yoga and meditators performed better on memory and auditory tests.