Yoga + the Brain Yoga, including physical postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation, have been studied extensively. Yoga has so many benefits, but for this article, I will focus on its effect on the brain and brainwaves. Studies show that yoga decreases anxiety while boosting cognitive function.1 A meta-analysis of 15 studies found that
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Yoga nidra has become a popular and effective relaxation tool common in many yoga studios. But it is not always practiced with an understanding of its original purpose. Translated, yoga nidra combines yoga, union of mind, body, and consciousness, and nidra, sleep. Strictly translated, yoga nidra is the ability to sleep while maintaining a state
Yoga nidra has become a popular and effective relaxation tool common in many yoga studios. But it is not always practiced with an understanding of its original purpose. Yogarupa Rod Stryker has taught yoga nidra for 40 years and has a book coming out called Enlightened Sleep. I’m very excited to bring him onto the podcast, where we dive deep into yoga nidra.
In the tender formative first six years of life, we receive much of our programming. Childhood patterns become driving forces of adult behaviors, and it’s hard to create the opportunity or awareness to change these old patterns. Most of us think we’re in control of our thoughts, desires, and aspirations, but science begs to differ.
In this podcast, you’ll learn about the relationship of yoga, trauma, + service; the 7 non-negotiables that Seane commits to every day in order to stay motivated from love; how to regulate yourself and your students; and whether George Harrison would choose to reincarnate as a Beatle. Watch the Podcast: Download the Podcast: Air Date:
I asked internationally known, transformational yoga teacher and activist, Seane Corn to join me on tonight’s podcast to discuss how we can all start changing the world using the philosophies of Yoga and Ayurveda. The underlying philosophy of all Vedic Sciences can be boiled down to four words which Seane Corn embodies so well: “Establish
Today, yoga classes are available on a drop in, as-needed basis, but traditionally, yoga was prescribed by the family Vedic guru (teacher) whose job was to teach the children the ways of a Vedic lifestyle. This included the practices of yoga, breathing, and meditation, but also had much to do with Vedic psychology and even
In the 1970s, Bikram Choudhury introduced the first form of hot yoga and it has been going strong ever since. Since that time, there have been many studies exploring the benefits and potential risks of Bikram’s hot yoga and, as we will see, the results are mixed. Clearly, the popularity of hot yoga is not
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes 34 seconds According to Ayurveda, there are subtle pathways that carry spiritual energy in the body called nadis. These pathways are so subtle that they are invisible until they are activated or in use. The best analogy for the elusive nature of the nadis is to think of them as
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 56 seconds Recently, there have been a few studies that should motivate all of us to hit the yoga mat or the yoga chair. Yes, you read that correctly. In one study, chair yoga was more effective for arthritis pain than a health education program. In another study, a