08. Juli 2018 - Your brain on yoga: What brain science really tells us about the impact of yoga on the brain

Your brain on yoga

What brain science really tells us about the impact of yoga on the brain

There is a lot of misconception about the benefits of yoga to brain functioning.
In this workshop you will learn how yoga actually changes the brain, as shown by scientific research. We will start by reviewing the basics of brain anatomy and the methods used in brain research. We will then discuss how specific asanas, like inversions, affect brain and cognition. This will be followed by a close examination of brain changes brought about by pranayama and meditation, including a related meditation practice. We will discuss, among others, how long should we practice to see any effect and if yoga makes us (our brains) younger. The workshop will end with a discussion how we can utilize this neuroscientific knowledge to practical use.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who is interested to know how yoga practice affects his/her brain. It is also beneficial for teachers who want to know which information they can accurately share with their students.

Teaching language is English with some German-translation possible on demand.

Dr. Ruth Adam (Ruthi) is a neuroscientist and a yoga teacher (500hr. according to Yoga Alliance). She holds a master degree in Cognitive Science and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. She was the lead investigator in research projects examining attention and emotion processing in the brain at the Max-Planck- Institute, University of Heidelberg and the University Hospital of Munich (LMU). She teaches active-yet-grounding vinyasa-flow as well as relaxation and stress-release classes, all with humor and joy. She is committed to using scientific knowledge to better understand the practice of yoga.

Termin: Sonntag, 08. Juli 2018
Kurszeit: 12:30 – 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Yoga Studio City, Amiraplatz 3/ Luitpoldblock
Kosten: 49,00 EUR
Anmeldung: online
Weitere Informationen: workshop@patrickbroome.de