About Brittany Fair

M.S. Neuroscience, RYT200, RCYT has a passion for scientific discovery and communicating science. She is a Professor of Anatomy & Physiology at Colby-Sawyer College and has worked as a science communicator for CNN International. She has published in an academic journal with a Nobel Laureate and worked at both UC San Francisco and Stanford University as a researcher. Through these academic and professional experiences, she has gained strong communication skills and a solid background in neuroscience, anatomy, biology and research methodology. Brittany is fascinated with how practicing yoga and meditation can alter human physiology, especially the brain. While teaching yoga, she combines her knowledge and passion of science, movement, and yoga into one cohesive path. She has developed and taught her NeuroFlow workshop around the world, which provides yogis with a basic understanding about how meditation and yoga affect the brain and why meditation and yoga are good for your health and overall wellbeing. Neuroflow is currently being offered as a course this fall at MIT in Boston, MA. For more about Brittany and her NeuroFlow workshop go to:

Yoga Compared to Walking: Effects on Mood, Anxiety, and Brain GABA Levels

What’s This Research About? Previous research has shown that yoga and exercise both have beneficial effects on mood and anxiety. It has also been shown that certain neurotransmitter activity, γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), is decreased in mood and anxiety disorders. Researchers wanted to test if practicing yoga is associated with increased brain GABA [...]

Does a Consistent Yoga Practice Change Brain Anatomy?

What’s This Research About? Does a consistent yoga practice contribute to changing brain anatomy? This study examines differences in brain anatomy between experienced yoga practitioners and control subjects using structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Researchers also examined which aspects of a weekly yoga practice (postures, breath control and meditation) contributed most to [...]

By |2018-11-28T12:47:17-04:00November 29th, 2018|Meditation, Yoga Methods|1 Comment

Do the Brains of Expert Meditators Function Differently than Novice Meditators?

What’s This Research About? This study examines differences in brain activity between novice and expert meditators using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Their goals were to determine: 1) If meditation causes an increase or decrease in brain activity in regions associated with attention. 2)    If experienced meditators have greater attentional control over [...]

By |2018-11-10T16:15:21-04:00November 13th, 2018|Meditation|0 Comments