5 episodes

Brain. Body. Yoga. Mind.
A show about yoga, and the brain. Understanding the brain and how it works to help hone physical and mental practice.

YogaBrain Sabbi Lall

    • Mental Health

Brain. Body. Yoga. Mind.
A show about yoga, and the brain. Understanding the brain and how it works to help hone physical and mental practice.

    Yoga Brain: Emotion

    Yoga Brain: Emotion

    We discuss emotion in practice and the role of the amygdala, part of the brain linked to emotion with guests Marina Traub and Dr. Kay Tye. 

    Marina Traub is an NCAA Champion Rowing Coach, who has a compassionate and lighthearted approach to teaching yoga and personal growth. Instagram @whereboatsgo

    Kay M. Tye is the Wylie Vale Professor of the Systems Neuroscience Laboratory at the Salk Institute/UCSD. She has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards. Twitter @kaymtye

    • 19 min
    Yoga Brain: Default

    Yoga Brain: Default

    This month we discuss what the brain does when you're not on task. Marcus Raichle tells us about organized brain activity at baseline, and Tristan Boyer-Binns discusses rest and practice.

    Tristan Boyer-Binns is a Certified Iyengar Instructor who is also known for teaching ropes and restorative yoga. Instagram: @tristanofyoga

    Dr. Marcus Raichle (Washington University in St Louis) has made outstanding contributions to our understanding of human brain function.

    • 20 min
    Yoga Brain: Embodied

    Yoga Brain: Embodied

    How does the body impact the brain? Hannah Adams talks about the breath and tuning into the body, and Catherine Tallon-Baudry the effect of the heart and gut on the brain.

    Hannah Adams is a Boston-based yoga teacher. She guides students toward somatic understanding and presence through movement and breath. www.hannahadams.fit

    Catherine Tallon-Baudry is a senior researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. She examines how body-brain connection encodes a sense of self.

    • 18 min
    Yoga Brain: Motivation

    Yoga Brain: Motivation

    What moves us to practice? In this episode of YogaBrain, we talk to yoga teacher Brittney Burgess (@brittneyburgess on instagram) what motivates her and how she motivates students, and Dr. Michael Bruchas (@mbruchas on twitter) about motivation in the brain, introducing an important driver of motivation and action, Dopamine.

    • 17 min
    Yoga Brain: Movement

    Yoga Brain: Movement

    Brain. Body. Practice. Mind.
    Understanding the brain and how it works in physical and mental pursuits. This week we examine which areas of the brain guide and refine movement, for example, taking on a yoga pose or accurately throwing a ball.

    • 18 min

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