The answer is yes, and now we know why. According to a recently published UCLA study, practicing a certain form of chanting yogic meditation for at least 12 minutes a day for 8 weeks will reduce the biological mechanism responsible for increasing the immune system’s inflammation response. When that inflammation response is constantly active, it can lead to a number of chronic health problems. In other words, a brief daily meditation in the form of yoga has been shown to reduce stress. This is particularly true for people who care for those who suffer from neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.