The cerebellum lies in the human hind brain and is most typically involved in motor control, coordination, posture, and balance. This beautiful flower-shaped structure contains approximately 50 billion densely packed neurons, that is, more than twice the amount of neurons in the entire cerebral cortex. It’s projections to and from the prefrontal cortex are what makes the wonders of moving meditations possible.
Kimberley Luu is a yoga meditation instructor/ therapist, health science researcher, and mental wellness advocate. She has a Bachelor degree in Honors Kinesiology and Masters degree in Health Studies. Having worked in the University of Waterloo‘s School of Public Health Prevention Neuroscience Laboratory, Kimberley’s research focuses on yoga meditation methodologies for optimizing brain health. The Cerebellum blog presents Kimberley’s yoga inspired research, services, and art.
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