Kirtan Kriya, a form of yoga meditation, improved cognitive function and may protect women against the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a presentation at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.
“At least 66% of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease are women,” Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, and Tejinder Kaur Khalsa, MD, both from the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, wrote in their abstract. “Interventions to delay disease onset by just a year or two could prevent millions of women from ever developing this dreaded disease. Yoga meditation is a 5,000-year old approach to healthy aging. Recent research on a simple singing medical yoga meditation suggests multiple brain health benefits and risk factor reduction.”