I remember a few years back, when Jill Bolte Taylor’s book about her stroke came out and I heard many interviews with her about the experience. It was fascinating but at the time didn’t seem immediately relevant to me. Then, just a couple weeks ago, I saw this TED talk she did on the subject and she blew my mind with the implications of how different the sides of our mind see the world and influence our interactions with it. I immediately saw correlations to my meditation practice and started looking at yoga a little differently. Here’s the link to that talk, I won’t tell you much about it, its great to watch it unfold. I hope it inspires your practice as much as it inspired mine.
Your Amazing Brain
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