In yoga, one of the highest levels of consciousness is known as vishoka, meaning “free of sorrow.” As we journey toward this blissful, radiant place, our nervous system can either help or hinder us, depending on how balanced and resilient it is. Though we may not realize it, our happiness is strongly influenced by the health of our neural pathways. In this three-part series of talks, Bill Ryan takes a close look at how this works. Learn all about the nervous system, especially in light of its role in shaping our mood, perspective, and reaction to stress. Then, find out how you can support and strengthen it, so that it can be your ally in cultivating joy and tranquility.