Health

How yoga makes us happy, according to science

Can we really unlock our personal power by adopting "powerful" body postures? Unfortunately, the findings that link these so-called "power poses" beloved of certain politicians with a real sense of power and control are difficult ...

Neuroscience

Experts review evidence yoga is good for the brain

Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. A review of the science finds evidence ...

Health

Study: Yoga breathing and relaxation lower blood pressure

Yoga practice that emphasizes mental relaxation and breathing techniques can have as much of a beneficial impact on high blood pressure as aerobic exercise, according to research by a postdoctoral fellow in the Department ...

Medical research

The science of breathing

Deep breaths are the simplest foundation of any meditation or yoga practice. But what happens neurologically when you inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth is a bit more complex.

Health

Hatha yoga practice and fear of falling in older adults

Indiana University researchers found promising results in an exploratory study involving yoga practice by older adults who expressed a fear of falling. After a 12-week, twice weekly hatha yoga class, taught by a professional ...

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