Yoga And Brain Function

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Meditation, Yoga and Brain, Yoga and Healing

Can a consistent yoga practice change the brain? I’ve heard many spiritual teachers claim just that in regards to this still mysterious organ. It’s apparent in my Ashtanga practice, that the benefits have been plentiful. Yoga has improved my clarity of mind, tremendously reduced anxiety and depression, and all but eliminated my chronic insomnia. This is no small accomplishment considering I tried many alternative therapies for years with no avail. The Research Says… An...

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How Yoga Affects The Brain

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Yoga and the brain

As a psychotherapist and a yoga teacher and student I am very interested in how yoga affects the brain. Why do I feel so calm and peaceful after practicing yoga? How does regular yoga practice make my life seem more manageable and give me a greater sense of confidence? An avid exerciser, I’ve noticed that I experience these benefits more so with yoga than other types of exercise, such as running or lifting weights. As it turns out there happens to be some research on...

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