James is a celebrated scholar of Hatha Yoga.
Explaining the premodern Indian conception of mind to Westerners poses an interesting problem. Western popular culture tends to posit two primary centers of our being other than the body: the mind (locus of thoughts) and the heart (locus of feelings). This is in complete opposition to the Indian model, whereby ‘mind’ and ‘heart’ both translate the same Sanskrit word (chitta), for as every good psychologist knows, thoughts and feelings are inextricably linked–indeed, they exist on a continuum.
David is a contemplative neuroscientist and researcher.
Loren is a professor at Columbia medical school.
Leslie is an anatomy teacher and co-author of the famous “Yoga Anatomy.”
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