The Diverse Healing Powers of Yoga the Latest Reports
Fitness Rx for Women|August 2016

Most yogis are aware of yoga’s power to heal. But more research is showing that yoga may have healing powers beyond simply relaxation and flexibility.

Lisa Steuer

Here are some of the most recent reports about how yoga can be beneficial for a diverse range of ailments.

COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

A study led by a team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Adelaide in Australia found that yoga and meditation might help improve cognitive function, according to CTV News. The study, which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, involved 25 participants who were all age 55 and over and all shown signs of mild cognitive impairment, reporting problems like easily misplacing things or forgetting names, faces or appointments.

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