Mar 18

Welcome and Namaste 🙂 

Today's video is brought to you by many requests from trainees and yoga teachers that have worked with me live in continuing educations programs for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings, etc. 

The common theme among the requests being a fascination with learning about the brain.

How yoga and meditation affect the brain. Linking neuroscience and ancient wisdom of the ashtanga traditions and the vedas. How does meditation change our brain? Our thoughts? Our Emotions? Ultimately our Lives?  

I "nerd out" pretty hard about this stuff while I'm leading these trainings. And there is so much to explore in this area. 

In this video I share a little piece of the puzzle. 

The thinking brain and the feeling brain aren't generally very good at talking to each other effectively. Yet, meditation brings such an integration of these two brains. How does this work? 

Well, I'm going to go on a bit of a rant about it in today's video. I hope that you enjoy it! 

One piece of the puzzle is learning which brain is ultimately at the wheel, in charge, driving our actions...

You might be surprised which brain is ultimately in charge! 

If you are here on this post today as a part of my 10 day meditation challenge. I thank you deeply from the bottom of my heart for joining me. 

I hope that you might join me in my next online journey coming up very soon.

I've had a flurry of incoming messages and questions about how to practice with me more over this time of necessary social distancing and self isolation so I've made this little video to answer some of those questions now: 

I hope that you find today's exploration helpful in your meditation journey.

Please let me know in the comments below what you think about these concepts. Are any of them new to you? 

I'd love to hear from you in the comments below

Would you like to join my next Online Journey of the Self? 

Check out my next Online Community Experience this Spring Equinox.

Share about your experience in the challenge on instagram! #meditatewithally


About the Author

Ally Boothroyd is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. She is the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a yoga space and women's retreat centre in Ontario, Canada. A sanctuary on the water where she fosters local community and supports health, personal growth, emotional resiliency, authenticity, awareness, and awakening. Ally also leads Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Nosara, Costa Rica

  • Karen says:

    I’ve been following along with the meditation challenge. Being new to this, your recent explanation on the thinking brain vs the feeling brain provided a lot of clarity with respect to meditation itself, so thank you!

    • Ally says:

      I’m so glad to hear this Karen! Yes, for some of us it’s very helpful and interesting to “know how things work” right? 🙂

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