Researchers from India and the Universities of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania found, in the first study of its kind, significantly greater improvement in cognitive function among people with schizophrenia diagnoses who were treated with yoga therapy than among those receiving treatment as usual. The study appears in Acta Neuropsychiatrica.
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I find the way in which mind-body exercises have beneficial effects on our cognition very interesting. For those of you interested in scientific studies which back the memory improving effects of yoga, check out this article http://www.boostedmemory.com/cognitive-benefits-of-yoga/ It is very informative, and it’s nice to see the science backing up what we experience practicing yoga.