Explore the Confluence of
Mindfulness, Psychology and Neuroscience

Your Brain on Yoga Teaser

Evidence-based practices to rewire your brain.  

Evidence-based practices to rewire your brain.
 

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. 

 
 

Learn more about this course, and the confluence of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and neuroplasticity.

Your brain on Yoga Teaser
Thursday, December 7th, 2017
6:00 - 7:15PM

WE ARE YOGA
2645 E PARLEY'S WAY, SUITE 100
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84109
(801) 419-0286
WEAREYOGASLC.COM

 
 
 

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.

 
 


"One of the key practical lessons of modern neuroscience is that the power to direct our attention has within it the power to shape our brain’s firing patterns, as well as the power to shape the architecture of the brain itself." 

/    Daniel J. Siegel   / 
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation