Coming soon! 

The Psychophysical Lab

Yoga Practice and the Mind-Body Problem

A new book by Ohad Nachtomy & Eyal Shifroni

This book offers a new approach – both theoretical and practical – to the mind–body problem. It begins with a set of explorations in which the reader/practitioner is invited to observe the mutual relationships between the body and the mind in the practice of āsanas (yoga postures). In addition, it includes several practice sequences that serve to alter our mental-emotional state. The explorations and sequences include extensive illustrations and instructions. The practical explorations are followed by a survey of philosophical approaches to the psychophysical problem, tracing the views of thinkers from Socrates and Plato up to contemporary philosophers such as Chalmers and Dennett. This survey provides the background for presenting our own approach to this problem, in which we seek to recover the Aristotelian model of physical and mental capacities as intrinsically related in our human nature.


Yoga is a light, which once lit can never fade out.
The more you practice, the brighter the flame that burns within you. B.K.S. Iyengar

Eyal Shifroni is a senior Iyengar Yoga teacher practicing since 1978 and teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1985. Eyal directs the “Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya’akov” in Israel and conducts Yoga workshops in Israel and around the world.

Eyal published the book: A Chair for Yoga – A complete guide to Iyengar Yoga practice with a chair. He just released a new guide: Props for Yoga – A guide to Iyengar Yoga practice with Props. Eyal wrote many articles about the practice and the philosophy of Yoga, and translated two of B.K.S. Iyengar’s books to Hebrew (The Tree of Yoga & Light on Pranayama).

The practice of yoga is unique (Read why here) . Every person, regardless of their age and health can enjoy and benefit from the practice of yoga.

Iyengar Yoga is known for its precision and its attention to detail in asana implementation. Proved as a powerful method for achieving wellness and creating positive mental change, it enables greater peace, concentration and joy. Iyengar Yoga is one of the most practiced methods in the world today. At his advanced age, Mr. Iyengar, is still active and full of life, practicing yoga every day for a few hours. He is also the director of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, guiding teachers and students and participating in the groups. More about Iyengar Yoga …

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