Los Angeles: The enormous benefits that regular practice of yoga yields in increasing the flexibility of the body is well known. Researchers now show that a 20-minute session of yoga significantly boosts brain activity immediately afterwards.
A report in Science Daily showed that participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice, than after moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise for the same amount of time.
The 30 study subjects were young, female, undergraduate students. The Journal of Physical Activity and Health reports in detail the findings of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.