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How Yoga Effects our Nervous System

March 07, 2021@4:57:PM

30:00 Leah Sugerman demonstrates how yoga poses and meditation transmits electrical and chemical energy that incites movement, regulates heart rate, executes respiration, digestion and identifies threats.

Our nervous system was designed to help us respond to fight or flight threats and then to calm down after these threats.

Vinyasa and Ashtanga practices stimulate the sympathetic nervous system and improve respiratory function, cardiovascular health and strengthen immunity.

Restorative yoga helps promote calm, comfort, safety and a healthy digestive system as well as promotes the parasympathetic nervous system. 2/12/21