Browsing Archive: November, 2014

Research Update: Yoga and Meditation May Help Train the Brain

Posted by Scott White on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Mindfulness 

New 2014 research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their
 minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation experience. The research could have major implications for treatments of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.

For their study, biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota recruited 36 participants. One group of 12 ha...

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Yoga practice beneficial to patients with COPD:

Posted by Scott White on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Other 

An estimated 14.5% of Australians 40 years or over have COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. 

Patients with COPD have trouble pushing used air out of their lungs, making it difficult to take in healthy new air. Although there is no cure for COPD, a patient's quality of life can be improved by controlling symptoms, such as shortness of breath. 

COPD, most commonly caused by cigarette smoking, affects both men and women, and often, symptoms are seen in people in their 40s....

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