Just 25 Mins. of Yoga Boosts Brain Function

U.S. workforce is rapidly taking to yoga

(Catharine Paddock PhD, MEDICAL NEWS TODAY)

Practicing Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation for just 25 minutes can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, compared with spending 25 minutes quietly reading, according to new research.

Researchers have found that practicing Hatha yoga for 25 minutes, compared with reading for 25 minutes, significantly benefits brain function. Photo by StockSnap (Pixabay)

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Kimberley Luu and associate professor Peter Hall, of the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, report their study in the journal Mindfulness.

Yoga and meditation, once regarded as predominantly Eastern customs, are becoming mainstream in the West.

In the United States, for example, 36.7 million people practice yoga, “up from 20.4 million in 2012,” while some 18 million have used meditation.

The U.S. workforce is rapidly taking to yoga and meditation. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that yoga practice among workers in the U.S. more than doubled between 2002 and 2012. READ FULL STORY AT MEDICAL NEWS TODAY.