Under the guidance of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Chancellor, Sri. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amrita Yoga Amritapuri and Amrita School of Biotechnology's Computational Neuroscience Laboratory are working on brain activities before and after yoga practice, using EEG and functional modeling on short and long term practitioners.

The activities are performed by characterizing changes in brain signals across various oscillations in the 0-80 Hz range, identified by neuroscientists as delta, theta, alpha, mu, beta and gamma waves (low-high).

In Amrita Yoga, the Delta activity increases (neural correlates to calmness and improved memory functions), Theta waves increases (lower mental fatigue, long term memory consolidation), alpha activity increases (lowers blood pressure, body sense), beta activity decreases and gamma activity increases (concentration, focus, memorization).

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