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Yoga May Be Good for the Brain

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems. Most of us past the age of 40 are aware that our minds and, in particular, memories begin to...
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“More Meditation Centers Offer Spiritual Awakenings for Guests on the Go”

Short retreats come to Shambhala Mountain Center, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and others


Wall Street Journal
By Lauren Lipton
Updated May 7, 2014 8:22 p.m. ET

The Birchwood Center for Yoga and Massage in Nyack, N.Y., had been offering an annual weekend pilgrimage to Montauk, N.Y., for two years when it got the message from clients that Friday-through-Sunday was too much time away. Last year, owners Charlene Bradin and Betsy Ceva organized a "stay-at-home vacation" weekend of workshops in yoga, breathing and chakras. Even then, there were scheduling conflicts. "People said they couldn't make Saturday, they couldn't make Sunday. So we said, 'Why are we shooting ourselves in the foot?' " Ms. Bradin says.

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