Did you know that one of the ways the brain changes as we age is that there is decrease in connectivity between various parts of the brain, so learning, memory, mental flexibility and sleep can decline.
Older people who practice Yoga or meditation have networks that are more integrated and resistant to damage and people who have practiced meditation are significantly better at attention tasks and have greater brain volumes in the cortex (thinking brain) and less decline as they age. The practice of Yoga can enhance positive mood, reduce negative thoughts and feelings, increase memory and the capacity to pay attention, improve breathing and physical flexibility.
The Centre will be commencing Yoga classes for seniors at the beginning of May. The classes will involve practices especially chosen to be helpful for ameliorating the effects of aging. Please contact the Centre for more information or if you’re interested in joining a class.