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.
- Prefrontal Cortex – The anterior part of the frontal lobe, the prefrontal cortex, is the most evolved part of thr brain and is responsible for positive capacities like concentration, happiness, creativity, and rational thinking. Studies using EEG have shown that meditation strengths communication between the prefrontal cortex and other areas of the brain.
- Parietal Lobe – The parietal lobe…
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