An easy, low cost, side effect-free way to boost your brain power and help you be healthier and more spiritually attuned as you age would have a major impact on your quality of life and happiness. It would also reduce some of the staggering health care costs seen today. Recently The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), of which I’m the founding president and medical director, presented a summary of our innovative yoga meditation research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston. For the past 12 years, the ARPF has organized, helped design, and fund innovative research on a simple 12-minute singing yoga meditation called Kirtan Kriya (KK). This work has specifically focused on reducing risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and the enhancement of total brain fitness.
Our studies utilized recognized methods to measure aspects of brain health and specialized scans such as SPECT and fMRI, as well as sophisticated memory and blood tests, to determine the results of our studies. I’d like to divide the outcome of our research into three categories: mind, body, and spirit, all of which optimize brain and body aging. Continue reading >> HuffPost