YOGA AND THE BRAIN
A one hour complementary yoga class before the workshop is available from 5.35-6.35 pm.
Aum Yoga Centre,
468 Spadina Ave. (@ College St.)
$15 (payable at the door or through the studio website)
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Many yoga teachers make reference to activating or calming the nervous system (NS) throughout a yoga class. It is not uncommon to hear that a certain pose or breathing technique promotes the action of the parasympathetic nervous system.
But what do they mean exactly? How does the NS work?
This workshop will inform you about and demystify concepts related to the nervous system and the brain during yoga, such as: neuroplasticity, parasympathetic vs. sympathetic nervous system and “fight or flight stress response”.
How does breathing influence your body and your mind from an experiential (practicing pranayama) and a biological perspective? We will have time to reflect and share aspects of our yoga practice such as: Why do we practice? How does it make us feel? and what can we learn from our practice that can be useful for our daily life?
Everybody is welcome. No previous yoga practice required! You are welcome to bring your own mat and a notebook or you can just use the mats and props provided by the studio.