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Yoga and Meditation to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
February 23 @ 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.
Workshop leaders Carol Mermey and Cheryl Kravitz have been certified by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation.
Date, Time and Location
Sat, 2/23, 2-5 pm, in Takoma Park at the Willow Street Yoga Center