Yoga and the Brain: What Neuroscience Can Tell Us
by Linda Graham, MFT
Yoga is a philosophy, a practice, a path. All the evidence or proof that we need of its truth, its effectiveness, is our own deep inner knowing of our own subjective experience. But in the West, in the age of science, can we empirically validate those truths? Are they universal? Do they hold true across cultures, ages, and genders? Neuroscience is cautiously but steadily illuminating how the brain works and how our experiences impact the brain. In this paper Linda Graham shares with us what neuroscience can tell us about yoga.