Benefits from a yoga session include increased brain speed, mental agility, and memory according to a new study (http://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0605yoga_EdwardMcAuley.html) . In a recent study University of Illinois researchers show that yogis were significantly quicker to answer test questions and had better memorization skills overall. A group of 30 individuals participated in a 20 minute session of yoga, standing and sitting postures w/meditative deep breathing. The aerobic group were given a treadmill workout. The aerobic groups results were not significantly different than when participants did nothing. Yoga helped people focus and increase awareness while decreasing stress. And the participants seem able to take the benefits off the mat and into their lives.
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