The Neuroscience of Yoga and Meditation
by Brittany Fair
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Pub Date 21 Jul 2023 | Archive Date 10 Aug 2023
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Handspring
The Neuroscience of Yoga and Meditation presents a comprehensive review of scientific research on the effects of yoga and meditation on the brain. The author offers tools for interpreting scientific literature and explores the current limitations in studying these practices. She also includes examples of mediations and movement routines that activate the brain to decrease stress and improve well-being.
The Neuroscience of Yoga and Meditation is a must-have for any yoga teacher, yoga therapist, or yoga student who is interested in how contemplative practices affect the brain. Topics Include:
- Anatomy of the brain
- How the senses work
- Movement and proprioception
- Breathing science
- Styles of Meditation
- Stress, inflammation, and trauma
- Psychological disorders and neurological conditions
- Brain Plasticity and aging