A new research suggests that if we want to low down the risk of memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease or to improve our memory up to a certain level, we must practice Yoga and Meditation which could be a simple solution.
The research team observes that a course of three months of practice of Yoga and Meditation help in minimizing the emotional and cognitive problems that mostly leads to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Preksha Meditation involves perception of psychic centres and visualization of colour which has been developed by 30 years of research and development and is one of the most effective and prominent way to prevent cognitive decline in adults.
It has also been explored from the research that Yoga and Meditation is more effective than the memory enhancement exercises which are considered for managing mild cognitive impairment.
Practise of Yoga and Meditation is better than Memory Enhancement Exercises
In terms of improving memory, exercises of memory training was communion to Yoga and Meditation, but research proves that Yoga provides a broader benefit than the memory training courses as it helps to improve mood and reduces anxiety. This research is performed over 25 participants, and all of them are more than 55 years in age and their behavioural changes and brain activities are measured. Eleven of these participants are treated under memory enhancement training and spent 20 minutes a day performing memory exercises from visual and verbal tests and other practical strategies which are based on techniques backed with research work.
On the other side, the remaining 14 participants has to be served with an hour Yoga class once a week and practised with 20 minutes of meditation regularly. Twelve weeks later, the researchers observe similar improvements in participants of both the groups in skills of verbal memory which come into play for remembering names and list of words. But the group who has practised Yoga and Meditation has better improvements than the other participants for recalling locations while walking or driving and also showed better results in terms of reducing depression and anxiety.