The Must-Read Book Club

Norman Doidge, MD

Sarah Platt-Finger: I was perusing through non-fiction books on the Apple Store on my iPad and it came up as a recommendation to me. After reading the first few pages I was immediately hooked and fascinated by the content. It related to yoga and meditation so seamlessly.

YCNYC: Favorite quote?

SPF: "Central vision is edges, lines, and details, but they are not in relationship with anything. The addiction to central vision leads us to a sense of non-connectedness, and that is a fundamental problem... When you feel safe, without having to see the details, you are more in the parasympathetic system. There is a shift that happens, and you are aware of your whole self, embodied by the whole self."

YCNYC: What one person would you recommend this book to?

SPF: Someone who is feeling stuck and powerless due to illness or any physical-psychological limitations. Also to anyone who loves to substantiate the power of yoga through modern science.

YCNYC: What moment or part resonates with you the most?

SPF: Really the entire book's message resonates with me: that by rewiring the neural pathways in our brains, we are capable of transforming our lives. The brain is mutable and has plasticity, yet it governs the majority of the functions in our lives. Therefore, by changing the neural pathways in our brains, we alter our realities and change our lives.

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—Interview by Allison Richard

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