Mental Muscle-Tone: Train Your Brain and Elevate Your Performance with Daya Grant PhD - A Favorite Theme Revisited

Yoga is an ancient practice designed to increase well-being. It integrates physical movements, breathwork, and mental relaxation techniques to calm the nervous system and relieve stress. In addition to added physical flexibility, yoga also increases mental muscle tone and resilience. To discover how practicing yoga changes the brain structurally and functionally, Harvesting Happiness Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Dr. Daya Grant. As an expert in performance consulting, Dr. Grant works with pro athletes to keep them at the top of their game. In this conversation, she describes the neuroscience of yoga and why we all should be motivated to meditate. She also shares tools to help us all get tougher with a few smart moves that aid mental resilience and performance.

Daya Grant PhD —  Mental Muscle-Tone:

  • Daya examines what happens in the brain structurally and functionally when we practice yoga. [2:42]
  • The emotional and physical benefits of a meditation or breathing practice, even in small doses. [8:00]
  • How meditation protects the brain against the effects of stress and offers resilience. [12:19]
  • The tools Daya uses when working with high-performing athletes and how everyone can benefit from them. [16:45]
  • Integrative medicine trains the body, mind, and spirit simultaneously. [23:43]
  • The importance of body movement for long-term health. [26:17]

About Lisa’s guest:

Dr. Daya Grant holds a master’s degree in Kinesiology/Sport Psychology and a PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA. A Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Daya is also a certified yoga teacher with over 15 years of experience. In her private practice, she helps elite athletes cultivate mental strength and elevate performance while finding fulfillment in the pursuit.
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