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615. Why Your Brain Matters in Movement with Dr. Svenja Borchers

Dec 30, 2022



Join Lara for a conversation with Dr. Svenja Borchers, a brilliant neuropsychologist and LYT Yoga® instructor. Dr. Borchers, who lives in Germany, grew up wanting to learn more about why people are the way they are. This led her to a fascination with neuroscience, cognitive psychology, philosophy, and even artificial intelligence. She has a Ph.D. in neuropsychology and focuses on how movement works, perception, and proprioception.


In this episode, you’ll learn…


  • What is the difference between the brain and the mind?
  • About neuroplasticity (how our brain changes) and what factors impact plasticity.
  • Why posture is important from a neuroscience perspective. 
  • How different parts of the brain are involved in movement.
  • The importance of visualization in movement practices.
  • What pain means and how important movement is in relation to pain.
  • Brain hacks or things to think about when practicing movement.


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