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Thursday, June 13, 2013

What 20 minutes of yoga does for your brain

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Via HuffingtonPost.com 

HuffingtonPostJust 20 minutes of yoga could help your brain function better, according to a small new study.

Researchers found that people did better—both speed-wise and accuracy-wise—on brain functioning tests after just 20 minutes of Hatha yoga, compared with aerobic exercise.

“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,” study researcher Neha Gothe, a professor of kinesiology, health and sport studies at the university, said in a statement. Gothe conducted the study while a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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