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Motivation: YogaBrain Episode 2

Updated: Sep 17, 2019

What moves us to practice? In this episode of YogaBrain, we talk to teacher Brittney Burgess about what motivates her and how she motivates students, and Dr. Michael Bruchas about motivation in the brain, introducing an important driver of motivation and action, Dopamine. Let me know what motivates your practice!


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Brittney Burgess and Dr. Michael Bruchas

Brittney Burgess is driven to teach yoga that empowers. She inspires her students to access the power of intention and to use their yoga practice to help create a purposeful, impactful life. You can find Brittney's classes at and follow her journey on instagram @brittneyburgess

Dr. Michael R. Bruchas is a professor at the University of Washington Seattle. His lab is focused on how brain circuits communicate with one another in order to understand the neural basis of stress, emotion, and reward. His laboratory’s discoveries have been published in Science, Cell, and Neuron and have been featured on Public Radio, in The Wall Street Journal, Nature, The New Yorker, The Smithsonian, and Popular Science. His work understanding the neuroscience of addiction was recognized through the Jacob P. Waletzsky Prize from the Society for Neuroscience, and he was also awarded an NIH MERIT Award for his work on stress and drug seeking behavior. Follow Michael's latest research on Twitter @mbruchas


Forearm plank

I took this forearm plank in an odd place, but this is the shape!


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