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Yoga Literally Builds Up The Brain

Yoga Literally Builds Up The Brain
Yoga Literally Builds Up The Brain
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New research indicates that yoga can increase the thickness of the cortex – the brain’s language and memory control centre.

A recent study from Brazil has revealed evidence that regular yoga practice can help ‘train’ the brain. “In the same way as muscles, the brain develops through training”, says Elisa Kozasa of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paolo, Brazil, who authored the research alongside eight colleagues. (more…)

Why Your Brain Is Sabotaging Your Handstands

Why Your Brain Is Sabotaging Your Handstands

Think back to your first few months doing yoga, and one day your instructor said that particular class will be about headstands. Did you feel scared to be upside down on your head? Did you wonder why, when it seemed so simple and easy when you were a kid? Well, it’s actually because you are programmed not to like being upside down.

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How Yoga Can Boost Your Nervous System (Part 2)

How Yoga Can Boost Your Nervous System (Part 2)

We have five different parts to our incredible nervous system: the brain and spinal cord (also called the central nervous system), the peripheral nerves, the enteric nervous supply and our autonomic nervous system . They are all made up of nerves that carry electrical messages around the body to control it’s various functions but each has a specific role and yoga can affect each in a different way. (more…)

Sally Schofield

How Yoga Can Boost Your Nervous System (Part 1)

How Yoga Can Boost Your Nervous System (Part 1)

The human body is a truly incredible thing. It has so many different systems working away 24/7 to keep us alive and well. And most of the time we are completely unaware of what is going on behind the scenes. But what keeps it all running smoothly? If you will, what is the conductor for this incredible performance? (more…)

Sally Schofield

How To Hack Your Brain For Optimum Performance

How To Hack Your Brain For Optimum Performance

It’s a common topic of conversation how distracting our smart phones, tablets and other electronics can be, especially in contrast to any yogic goals we may have — but they can also be incredibly helpful. Could technology actually be capable of helping us in our spiritual quest? I would say yes. (more…)