Sweet article from the Washington Post</a> on how yoga helps caregivers, especially, find some relaxation.
“It’s not infrequent for caregivers to die before the person they’re caring for,” says Helen Lavretsky,
a geriatric psychiatrist at UCLA, who recently released the results of a
pilot study on the effect of yoga on caregivers. The 39 participants
were caring for family members with dementia — not cancer — but the
stats are still stunning. Just 20 minutes of a home yoga practice every
day for eight weeks significantly reduced their stress levels and
improved their quality of life and cognitive abilities.