Downward dogs and child pose may not just help you relax and keep you limber, but may also help with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Researchers from UCLA and Australia's University of Adelaide compared yoga and meditation against memory training, which has often been considered the best way to manage mild cognitive impairment.
Participants had all shown signs of mild cognitive impairment, reporting problems with their memory such as easily misplacing things, or forgetting names, faces or appointments. Participants were divided into two groups. One group performed daily memory exercises and the other practiced yoga and meditation. Read more