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Meditation، Breathing Exercises May Help Improve Brain Health

Sunday 20/May/2018 - 09:43 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
Researchers from Dublin identify the link between the nervous system and concentration to present scientific evidence supporting claims that breathing exercises promote brain health، as the Technical Times said.
Specifically، the team provided a scientific explanation of how the neurophysiological mechanisms take place while engaged in ancient meditation practices or most commonly known today as pranayama، yoga breathing exercise، and mindfulness.
Their initial finding could help in the development of non-pharmacological therapies for people suffering from attention problems such as ADHD and traumatic brain injury. It could also offer deeper insights on how the elderly could maintain their youthful minds.
Locus Coeruleus، Noradrenaline and Breathing Exercises
Michael Melnychuk، the lead author of the study and Ph.D. candidate at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience، says that for some 2،500 years، yoga and meditation practitioners have been claiming that breathing exercises promote cognitive benefits، particularly the ability to focus on certain tasks.
To support these claims، his team measured breathing، reaction time، and brain activity in the portion of the brain called the locus coeruleus. The researchers observed that as a person breathes in، the activity in his

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