psychology

A User’s Guide to the Nervous System — A Workshop

At The Yoga Tree Saturday, November 2, 1:00-3:30 Every muscle twitch, every heartbeat, every thought is created by your nervous system, from reflex actions to complex problem solving. So understanding how your nervous system works can help you use your muscles more efficiently, handle stress or tough emotions with greater ease, and work with pain, […]

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The Asmit-o-meter: More about Doing Less

In yoga philosophy, Asmita is one of five kleshas, or things that distract or distort our otherwise quiet mind.  Asmita is often translated as “ego” or a narrow focus on self.  But it’s not just warning against egocentrism or self-conceit.  And it’s not exactly the Freudian kind of ego, and not a dismissal of the […]

Power Poses

Yet another fascinating TED talk.  The Yoga Sutras claim that yoga lets you uncover your true Self.  This research about the psychological effects of body posture offers an interesting way to understand that claim, and adds to the list of potential benefits of asana practice.

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