#52: Neuroscience & Yoga Philosophy for Peak Performance with Dr. Daya Grant

In this week's episode, I am joined by Dr. Daya Alexander Grant, a neuroscientist and mental performance consultant.  She specializes in teaching athletes mental skills rooted in neuroscience and yoga philosophy. Her expertise lies at the intersection of brain science and athletic performance, helping athletes unlock their full potential.

We discuss:

  • the importance of how mental skills training and how neuroscience and yoga philosophy intersect in this domain
  • the unique challenges that female athletes face and some tangible practices that someone can utilize when going through the phases of life (motherhood, menopause, etc)
  • How mindfulness practices influence the brain and athletic performance

About Dr. Daya Grant:

Daya Alexander Grant, Ph.D., CMPC, is a certified mental performance consultant, neuroscientist, and yoga/meditation teacher who specializes in helping elite athletes train their mind for peak performance. She has a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology and a Doctorate in Neuroscience from UCLA, where her research focused on the long-term consequences of repeat concussions. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has contributed articles and expert opinion to the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Triathlete magazine, Yoga Medicine, among others. She's created courses for Yoga Medicine and Yoga International, and has been a guest expert on several podcasts, including Peloton’s Fitness Flipped, the YogiTriathlete podcast, and Yogaland. She’s a runner, triathlete, and beach-lover, who lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two young sons.


Instagram: @dr.dayagrant Website - dayagrant.com Free confidence meditation for athletes: https://drdayagrant.myflodesk.com/free-confidence-meditation