Explore the Confluence of
Mindfulness, Psychology and Neuroscience
Your Brain on Yoga Teaser
This class is a sneak peak into my Your Brain on Yoga Course. We'll review the premises of this 8-week course and begin to investigate how mindfulness practices can strengthen and rewire your brain. Through lecture, guided meditation, gentle movement, and reflection, we explore the confluence between mindfulness, psychology and neuroscience.
The practices we explore together
may lead to:
A calmer, less reactionary mind
Improved memory & attention
Decreased anxiety & DEPreSSION
Deeper relationships & social connections
Strengthened immune, digestion, & hormone function
Here are a few premises we will work with:
What happens in your mind changes your brain and what happens in your brain changes your mind. It’s one integrated system.
Neurons (brain cells) that fire together, wire together. Small actions everyday have a huge impact over time and will create new neuropathways. Whenever you do something over and over, you change your brain. This is called neuroplasticity.
Your brain evolved to help you survive but it is overprotective and that causes suffering. Your brain is wired towards negativity and avoidance. In this class we will learn ways to shift the brain into a more positive, approach orientation.
We will work with a variety of practices that improve various brain functions. In doing so, you will learn to individualize your mindfulness practices to meet your particular needs.
Studies show that mindfulness practices 3x’s per week for 8 weeks will strengthen the prefrontal cortex and weaken the amygdala.