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Yoga and Meditation to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is growing rapidly and there is no magic bullet or pill to cure this debilitating disease which take a toll on 1 our of 10 people and their families. Both workshop leaders have been certified by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation which focuses on life-style changes known as the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention: (1) Diet (2) Stress Management with Yoga and Meditation, (3) Physical and Mental Exercise, (4) Socialization / Spiritual Fitness. We’ll provide an overview of AD and some of the latest scientific research on preventative life-style choices that can improve brain health. You’ll learn breath, movement, and meditation practices to improve memory, brain function, sleep, and psychological well-being, and on the other hand counteract disease causing inflammation. We’ll be provide exercises for home practice, including the Kirtan Kriya, a 12 minute practice that includes breath work, chanting, finger movements (mudras), and visualization that has been shown in scientific studies to engage the whole brain and increase cerebral brain flow.
Sat, 6/15, 2-5 pm, in Takoma Park at the Willow Street Yoga Center