Indulging in the practice of Yoga routinely can can slow down the process of ageing and help you stay young.
The study by the specialists of the Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), said that yoga may help in aversion of age-related degeneration by changing cardiometabolic hazard factors and cerebrum determined neurotrophic factors among men.
DIPAS is a lab of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The study, which was distributed in the American Aging Association, concentrated on the mind as well as similar investigations were directed on hypertension, pulse, heart rate, and stress. As per the specialists, a mind keeps on developing until the age of 20-30. From that point onward, substantial development of the mind stops andthat it starts degenerating – post 40 years.
As a major aspect of the study, done by Rameswar Pal, Som Nath Singh, Abhirup Chatterjee and Mantu Saha, 124 healthy and physically dynamic men matured in the vicinity of 20 and 50 years were randomly chosen and isolated into three age bunches — 20– 29, 30– 39, and 40– 50 years.
The Indian Express says: Inclusion criterion were normal healthy and physically active males, absence of disease which could have contributed to obesity, hypertension, and neurological disorders, not in medication and no prior knowledge of yoga. Smokers, alcoholics, and tobacco eaters were excluded from the study. The respondents were made to practice yoga for one hour everyday for three months. The blood pressure which was recorded at 122/69 in the age group of 20-29 before yoga reduced to 119/68 (systolic pressure is 119 and the diastolic pressure is 68) after doing yoga.
So also, the blood pressure which was 134/84 among the respondents (40-50) boiled down to 124/79 after yoga. Cortisol, which is a pressure hormone released by the adrenal glands and enables body to manage unpleasant circumstances was 68.5 percent in the age group of 20-29 which declined to 47.4 after the activity.
The cortisol level which was 95 preceding yoga diminished to 72.7 following three months of yoga in the 40-50 years group. Further, dopamine and serotonine levels which viably enhance inspiration, center, state of mind and impart energy were found to have enhanced in every one of the gatherings after yoga. Those having low dopamine levels may encounter sentiments of sorrow, fatigue, or lack of care. They may do not have the vitality and inspiration to do standard assignments, the scientists said.
“Based on the results of the study, it may be concluded that the ageing process has an active role on degenerative changes in autonomic functions, and monoamines as well as levels of BDNF, which may revert back towards normal or near- normal levels through yogic practice in healthy active males,” the study said.