Sat nam, feeling very happy to be back teaching in Sri Lanka and looking forward to our Level 2 and Level 1 Teacher Training coming up.
Increasingly I have been reading about how as a society we wish to increase our executive brain function. But first of all, what is executive brain function and how can Kundalini yoga help us increase this cognitive feature in our brain?
Executive function is an umbrella term for cognitive processes that regulate, control, and manage brain processes, such as planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, mental flexibility, task switching, initiation, monitoring etc.
Executive brain function is seen as important because it helps us gets things done, quickly effectively, efficiently, multi task and juggle different types of thinking. I.e. the more we can focus, plan and practice the better our brain works for us.
The area of the brain that controls executive function is the frontal lobe. With age the area of grey matter which includes the front lobe decreases. With regular practice of Kundalini yoga and meditation we can not only increase the grey matter of the brain but also work on being able to go past the mind saying, I can’t and the body saying I do not want to. Giving yourself the ultimate freedom to make decisions not based on a reactive mind. Try it out for yourself as we do a set of meditations this week and conduct your own study of your brain.
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Mon 19 August 6.15 -7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7
Tues 20 August 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5
Tues 20 August 6.00-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5
Wed 21 August 5-7.30am Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)
Wed 21 August 6.45-8pm Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5
Thurs 22 August 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (Shaunagh)