The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is growing rapidly. There is no magic bullet or pill to cure this debilitating disease, which takes a toll on 1 out 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 Four Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention: (1) Diet, (2) Stress Management with Yoga and Meditation, (3) Physical and Mental Exercise, and (4) Socialization/Spiritual Fitness. They will provide an overview of AD and some of the latest scientific research on preventative life-style choices that can improve brain health.
Students will learn breath, movement, and meditation practices to improve memory, brain function, sleep, and psychological well-being, and also to counteract disease-causing inflammation. Carol and Cheryl will 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.
No prior yoga or meditation experience required. Appropriate for all ages.