Anastasiya Lagutina, MD, PhD

Anastasiya Lagutina, MD, PhD

Yoga Teacher, Assistant Professor in Clinical Anatomy, Charles University, Czech Republic
Work Experience: 5+ years in clinical anatomy, 10+ years in yoga and meditation

“The human brain, consciousness, and behavior have been my greatest passions for the last 15 years. I am happy to share my knowledge and experience in practicing and teaching yoga to serve women’s health all over the world.”

Career Highlights

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Anatomy, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2020–present
  • Lecturer at Charles University, Third Medical Faculty, 2018–2020
  • Mentor of the Working with Stress course for medical students at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Lecturer at Belarusian State Medical University, Minsk, Belarus, 2015–2017
  • Certified in bodynamic therapy, somatic therapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy; expertise in hypnotherapy
  • Instructor of yoga and meditation

Education

  • PhD in neuroscience from Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2022
  • Medical Degree from Belarusian State Medical University, Minsk, Belarus, 2015

Featured Publication

  • “Easy identification of optimal coronal slice on brain magnetic resonance imaging to measure hippocampal area in Alzheimer’s disease patients.” BioMed Research International, vol. 1, 2020, doi: 10.1155/2020/5894021

My Journey in Medicine

The desire for a deeper understanding of the human brain and body has been a main driving force in my professional life. Ever since I completed my medical degree, I have been exploring this topic with the doctors of tomorrow as an instructor of clinical anatomy at Belarusian State Medical University and now at Charles University in Prague, where I am completing my PhD.

I’m also very interested in the possibility of establishing a connection between Western neuroscience and ancient Eastern techniques, such as yoga and meditation. For over a decade, I have taught mindfulness and various forms of mind–body therapy to members of the community.

My academic research has focused on the neurovizualization of differences in the brain makeup between schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s patients and healthy ones on MRI.

I’m excited to be here as a part of Flo’s medical board to share my knowledge about reducing stress and improving overall health through the practice of yoga and meditation. By honoring the connection between our physical and mental states, we learn to better tune in to the signals our bodies are sending us and enhance our well-being.

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