Yoga has a better effect on the cognitive skills compared to the aerobic exercise.
The study, which was published in the Journal of Health and Physical Activity, was attended by 30 female students who have practiced yoga daily in combination with meditation and deep breathing, as well as 20 minutes of aerobic exercise (walking and jogging).
Yoga can improve concentration, the process of overcoming problems and learning.
Participants solved test of cognitive abilities after practice yoga and aerobic exercises after. The results showed that yoga performs better in cognitive ability, as compared to aerobic exercise.
Deep breathing and meditation calms the mind and help to focus on a way to mitigate all sources of interference levels, say scientists.
Yoga is known for its excellent effect on health, but this is the first study that has shown that yoga has a better effect on cognitive function, compared to aerobic exercise.
Participants were more successful in solving math tests. In addition to having been solved with fewer errors, and solve them quickly after just 20 minutes of yoga.
This survey has shown that yoga is combined with deep breathing and meditation powerful ally in solving everyday problems.
To increase awareness of oneself takes time, and previous studies have also shown that meditation has excellent performance in mind.
It is known that yoga, meditation and deep breathing reduces the level of stress and anxiety. Previous studies have shown that stress and anxiety reduce the level of concentration, so the results of this research scientists are not particularly surprised.
They also plan to continue research to determine the exact reason why yoga has a better effect than aerobic exercise, which is also great for reducing stress levels and anxiety.