What Yoga Does To Brain Part 1

We all know that yoga does wonders for the mind. Even novices of asana, pranayama, and meditation report feeling increased mental stability and clarity during the after practice. Now, thanks to sophisticated brain imaging technologies, neuroscience is proving what teachers and practitioners have known for ages – that yoga and meditation can literally change your brain. But what exactly is going on up there? Take a peek inside – a basic understanding of brain anatomy and function can search as a handy road map for your inner journey – Kathryn Heagberg.

  • The Frontal Lobe – It is the hub of higher cognitive functions, including planning, discriminating, abstract thinking, personality, and behaviour. The Bihar School refers to the breathing practice of kapalabhati as “frontal brain purification,” due to the reuniting effects it has on this area of the brain.
  • Cerebrum – Known as the seat of conscious functioning, the cerebrum is the largest part of your brain. It’s divided into right and left hemispheres. On the physical level, the right hemisphere controls the left side of the body, and the left hemisphere controls the right. On the level of the subtle body, ida Nadi (the lunar energy channel) is connected to the right half the brain, and pingala Nadi (the solar energy channel) is connected to the left side of the brain.

Come back tomorrow to know more about how your brain changes with yoga.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Hyman McHugh says:

    Some of the yoga exercises look quite funny. But they are truly effective!

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    1. GS says:

      Haha they do, I agree.

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  2. I have a traumatic brain injury and yoga was introduced later in therapy

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    1. GS says:

      That is so awesome. Traditional yoga practice incorporates the intentional blending of breath, focus, balance, muscle strength and energy. Yoga can help quiet the brain injured mind, allowing the brain to heal while focusing energy on body strength.

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      1. I love you! You speak the truth

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      2. GS says:

        Haha thank you..!!

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  3. vinnystyle says:

    Great read🤩👏

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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  4. I love yoga, it is a great practice for the mind and body! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. GS says:

      I agree Marisol. Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being. “Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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  5. Talkthirtea says:

    Yoga has been so beneficial to me for my anxiety! Great tool for mental health as well as physical!

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    1. GS says:

      Meditation, visualization, and focusing on breathing can help with letting go of worry and fear. The overall practice of yoga can elicit the relaxation response, allowing both the body and mind to gain a sense of calm and ease.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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