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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Restful Breath Awareness
When we focus our attention on the flow of the breath, it leads our mind to a quiet inner stillness. Tune into this deeply restful breath-awareness practice to experience the breath moving in the center of the body and then flowing serenely in the nostrils. Take a few moments to relax in the soothing ebb and flow of the breath. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 10 min
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Understanding Our Nervous System
Our nervous system is central to our health and happiness, but how well do we understand it? In this informative yet concise talk, Bill Ryan breaks down the human nervous system into its component parts and elaborates on the ones particularly relevant to our overall balance and well-being. What is the “emotional brain”? Which set of nerves helps us relax and restore? Tune in to find out. Format: Video with audio download Length: 12 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Classes / Yoga
Moving with Inner Awareness (All Levels)
Regardless of your physical capacity, tuning into your inner experience during movement can take your yoga practice to the next level. In this well-rounded class, Bill Ryan leads us through opening and strengthening sequences, with guidance on observing the breath and the body. Complete with a systematic relaxation and a guided meditation, this session is an opportunity to build and channel inner awareness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 12 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Meditations / Mantra
Universal Mantra Meditation
Mantra is a sacred sound that leads us to pure, silent awareness. The universal mantra so’ham can be practiced freely by anyone—it’s the subtle sound of our own breath. In this guided meditation, Bill Ryan helps us rest our mind in the sound so’ham flowing with the breath. Let the flow of sound carry you to an inner space of peaceful stillness. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 12 min
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Breathing: The Foundation of Resilience
What if there were a powerful tool for regulating your actions, thoughts, and emotions in times of stress? What if it were already in your possession? According to Bill Ryan, breath is our ultimate resource for developing resilience to daily stress. Find out how you can breathe your way to balance and recovery. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Reduce Stress with Systematic Relaxation
We all experience stress—what matters is our resilience to it. Bill Ryan shares how systematic relaxation helps us recover quickly from daily stress by supporting our nervous system and promoting inner balance. Discover ways to incorporate this deeply restorative practice into your own routine! Format: Video with audio download Length: 3 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Emotional and Mental Resilience
How Meditation Builds Resilience
What if you could learn to manage stress simply by shifting your perspective? Bill Ryan explains how our worldview informs our reactions to perceived threats and dangers in our life. He then shares some good news: by transforming our mind and nervous system through meditation, we can take charge of our essential outlook to lead a less stressful, more fulfilling life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Classes / Yoga
Chair Yoga (Gentle/All Levels)
Yoga is for everyone! In this guided, gentle asana class with Bill Ryan, discover how you can practice yoga in a chair, seated in the comfort of your own home—no mat or studio required! Perfect for all levels—but especially for people with limited range of motion and those who have difficulty practicing on the floor. Format: Video with audio download Length: 40 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Meditations / Mantra
Guided Meditation Using a Personal Mantra
A personal mantra—a mantra uniquely attuned to our individual nature and needs, received from a qualified teacher—unlocks a rich, lifelong meditation practice. But how do we make best use of this mantra, and where does it fit into our practice? For students who already have a personal mantra, Bill Ryan guides a complete meditation session, beginning with a relaxation and culminating in a focus on the mantra. Find a comfortable seat and allow pure consciousness to reveal itself. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 10 min
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Articles / Yoga Practice
The Stress-Relief Secret of a Crocodile
Need a quick way to relax after a stressful day? Try the crocodile pose (makarasana). When you rest in this posture, you will automatically breathe diaphragmatically, which triggers the body’s relaxation response. This is an easy pose for beginners and a great daily relaxation exercise for anyone. It creates a calming, restorative effect on both body and mind. Enjoy the sense of well-being that comes from breathing like a crocodile!
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Deep Breathing with a Breath Pillow
Feeling stressed? How you breathe has a fundamental impact on the stress response—the deeper and fuller you breathe, the more calm and relaxed you will be. To breathe deeply you need to breathe diaphragmatically. Learn a simple 10-minute technique for strengthening your diaphragm so that you can breathe more fully and deeply, and have more energy, resilience, and patience throughout the day.
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Classes / Yoga
Joints & Glands in 30 Minutes (Gentle/All Levels)
This 30-minute gentle yoga class features simple yet profound movements that will enhance your well-being. An abbreviated version of the Joints & Glands sequence taught by Swami Rama, this set is suitable for nearly any age and body type. Increase your circulation, improve your flexibility and mobility, and find a few minutes of tranquility! Format: Video with audio download Length: 30 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD