The science behind what we practice, continued.

There is lots of anecdotal evidence that supports a consistent meditation practice. It reduces stress, improves concentration, and restores calm, practitioners say. We’d say so too, which is why we often practice meditation in our asana classes.

Turns out, several studies have also suggested the benefits of meditation. Brain scans show that the brain literally changes with sustained meditation!

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, analyzed the brain scans of long-term meditators and found an increased amount of gray matter in the insula and sensory regions as well as the frontal cortex. There were also decreases in brain cell volume in the amygdala, which is responsible for fear, anxiety, and stress. The results of a test and control group suggest that the brain changes after just eight weeks of meditation.

There you have it! Another scientifically-backed reason to come to your mat this weekend!
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Lynn Rescigno

SATURDAY, September 1st 2018
10:30-11:30 a.m.

$5 per class // free parking voucher provided for garage
w/ Ashley O'Hara

SUNDAY, September 2nd 2018
10:30-11:30 a.m.

$5 per class
w/ Mary Anne Buvens

SUNDAY, September 2nd 2018
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
w/ Alana DeLoge

MONDAY, September 3rd 2018
10-11:30 a.m.

regular class pricing

***All other classes are cancelled for the holiday***
UPCOMING EVENTS
w/ Vivian Lee Croft and Debbie Hardin

SATURDAY, September 22nd 2018
6-7:30 p.m.

$30 in advance
$35 at the door

***Space is limited to 15 people***
w/ CPR Pittsburgh

SATURDAY, October 6th 2018
1-4 p.m.

$50 per person
w/ Lilith Bailey-Kroll

SATURDAY, October 13th 2018
1-2:30 p.m.

Are you looking for ways to ease pain or fatigue that has developed from stress, injury, or illness?
This is a semi-private workshop tailored to best support your personal practice and healing journey.

***Space is limited to 6 people... register today for this special semi private offering.***

$60 per person
w/ Joseph Carringer and Debbie Hardin

SUNDAY, October 28th 2018
1:30-3:00 p.m.

$55 per person
Begins September 22nd!

This Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training with Lynn Rescigno is for both aspiring teachers and serious students of yoga.
Based on Lynn’s background of Jivamukti Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Viniyoga, and Iyengar Yoga, this program includes: proper pacing, Sanskrit pronunciation, synchronization of breath and movement, yogic philosophy, anatomy, verbal & hands-on adjustments, pranayama, mantra, and yin & restorative yoga. 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th 2018

Join master teacher Raghunath Cappo for a Bhakti yoga immersion at BYS Yoga Collective!