Episode three of the The Yogapedia Podcast is here! We're excited to bring your this next insightful and inspiring episode "The Brain Awakened," featuring Dr. Marjorie Woollacott. We're also very happy and grateful for all the people who've already downloaded and reviewed our podcast - thank you!

The Yogapedia Podcast is here to help you navigate life’s biggest questions through the lens of yoga. Listen to insightful discussions with master teachers, leading experts, doctors, researchers and practitioners as they share all the tips, secrets, and special knowledge you need for a healthier, more meaningful life. The ancient teachings of yoga offer extraordinary solutions for navigating many of the critical issues in our modern landscape. Through intimate conversation our expert guests share their personal relationship to yoga, the discoveries that defined their path and the insights that brought meaning into their everyday lives.

The podcast is hosted by Saraswati Clere, an award-winning documentary film-maker, yoga studio owner and 500 RYT Yoga Teacher Trainer, with intro music by Jim Beckwith.

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In This Interview: The Brain Awakened

Dr. Marjorie Woollacott has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and has been a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades. She's also been a meditator for almost 40 years. Dr. Woollacott's research includes both neuroscience and exploring the efficacy of meditation and other alternative therapies for improving attention and balance in adults. Her award-wining book, Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind is both the memoir of a scientist and a research survey on human consciousness.

In today’s episode, Dr. Woollacott shares her story about the awakening of Kundalini energy in her subtle body. This awakening began a life-long fascination into the deeper study of consciousness and spiritual awakening through a neurological lens. In our conversation with Dr. Woollacott, we hear about how yoga, mindfulness and meditation affect the brain and, in turn, the health and well-being of our bodies.