YOGA AND YOUR BRAIN
Everybody is welcome. No previous yoga practice required!
For this session we will be exploring the questions, activities and exercises of the workshop. For a session that includes a full yoga practice and mingle, see the full version on the 12th.
FACILITATED BY: AMANDA CELIS
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?
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month, The Centre For Applied Neuroscience hosts Evenings With Coaches. These evenings are facilitated by graduates of the NeuroPsychoidiology Life Coaching Program. The facilitators will be sharing their passion and attempting to inspire questioning, exploration and/or action. We hope you can join us as we attempt to further our knowledge of our brains and ourselves.
NOTICE: There will be no Evening With Coaches for July & August, as we take the summer for other projects.