1 Gregor Maehle, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy (Australia: Kaivalya, 2006).
2 Based on the work done by P21 (Partnership for the 21st Century learning):
3 This author’s paraphrasing of the work, The Teen Years Explained, from Johns Hopkins Center for
4 Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchell, a strong researched based voice on this topic, “Mindful Warriors:
Meditation for Teens.”
5 Deborah Bradley Ruder, “The Teen Brain”, The Harvard Magazine, September-October 2008.
6 Deborah Yurgelan - Todd. Interview on Frontline: Inside the Teenage Brain Documentary, 2002.
7 Daniel Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and the Purpose of the Teenage Brain (USA: Tarcher, 2007).
8 Daniel Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and the Purpose of the Teenage Brain (USA: Tarcher, 2007).
9 World Health Organization, Adolescents: Health Risks and Solutions fact sheet, 2014.
10 Here, we contend that yoga is an enhancer to the process of laying down of the myelin sheath
(the communication transmitter), allowing faster connections to speed up thus allowing one to
acquire new skills and knowledge.
11 Carolyn Shatz, “Mindful Meditation Improves Connections in the Brain,” 2011.
12 Jessica Noggle, “Yoga Shows Psychological Benefits for High-School Students,” 2012.
13 Kat Heagberg, “This is Your Brain on Yoga,” 2014.
14 Angela Wilson, “Your Brain on Mindfulness Meditation,” 2014.