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Two Things Everyone Should Know About Neuroscience

Continued from Part 1, here are 2 more things all yogis should know about science:

4. Brain imaging doesn’t measure your thoughts.

Contrary to popular opinion, brain imaging technologies are not a direct measure of your thoughts or feelings. You know those pretty pictures of brains “lighting up” all kinds of pretty colors? Well, in my opinion, […]

5 Quotes on the Power of Storytelling

Has someone ever said to you, “Oh, you just need to let go of that story,” or something to that effect?

Often times, stories are dismissed by the new-age, self-help movement as negative. They are referred to as webs of untruth, excuses, or meaningless narratives that prevent us from experiencing true happiness in life. But many a […]

5 Reasons Science Does NOT Prove Yoga Works

The findings of modern brain science utterly enthrall most people. And today’s journalists have gotten quite adept at trumpeting scientific findings in ways that captivate and simultaneously mislead the masses. Search the word “yoga” and “neuroscience” on Google and you’ll find an amalgam of sexy-sounding articles… everything from “Researchers find God-spot in the brain” to […]

A Call (and Commitment) to Radical Honesty

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote what became a very hotly-debated article about what it means to be of service. Funny howthe writing that challenges us most personally seems to strike the strongest chord with others, because I can’t tell you how emotionally  tinged that piece was for me (I almost didn’t publish it […]

How I Went From 58 Pounds & Nearly Dead to Healthy, Happy and Loving Life

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” — Maya Angelou 

15-year-olds aren’t supposed to have strokes. At least that’s what I thought. I try not to think about it too much. Even now, I only have bits and pieces; shards of memories that somehow remained intact even through the trauma […]

Are Detoxes Just Diets in Disguise?

In California, detoxes are all the rage. I should know — I just moved to the sunny city of Santa Monica, California a few weeks ago — and it’s been a bit of a culture shock to say the least. It seems like everyone I meet is on a five-day juice fast, and I’ve never […]

Evolution, Creation, and the Faux Middle Path

Originally posted on Huffington Post

Earlier this week, my friend and fellow YogaBrains contributor Derek Beres shared a shocking statistic on my Facebook wall: Over half of Americans do not believe in evolution. According to a recent Gallup Poll, approximately 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism, 32 percent in “theistic evolution” and only 15 percent acknowledge the reality of evolutionary […]

Losing a Parent… and How Empty Spiritual Teachings Make It Worse

Losing a Parent… and How Empty Spiritual Teachings Make It Worse

There is a ghost where my mother used to be. She looks like my mother, sounds like my mother… but she is not my mother.

She calls everyday. Every. Single. Day. Sometimes five – but more often ten, eleven, twelve times. The phone rings, and I […]

Yoga & Addictions Recovery: Coming Home

“Esalen is a state of consciousness as much as it is a physical place. It is a pagan monastery, a school of the mysteries, where seekers of every description come to find light. Breaking out of the crumbling structures of their past, they come to find themselves…For many, Esalen is where the tide turns in […]