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Activating Joy Through the Autonomic Nervous System

The Neuroscience Behind Joy & Tranquility

We can balance and strengthen our autonomic nervous system to make our lives more dynamic yet peaceful. In this talk, Bill Ryan offers a variety of practical ways to build our resilience: socializing, singing, diaphragmatic breathing. Tune in to discover the best method for you on your journey toward healing, empowerment and ultimately, activating more joy.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 9 mins

Further Reading

Vishoka Meditation

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

This concise work makes meditation as practiced by the ancient yoga masters accessible to a modern audience, offering step-by-step instructions to guide us to an illumined state of consciousness. Learn a precise set of meditative techniques designed to unite mind and breath and turn them inward, allowing us to heal and rejuvenate ourselves on every level of our being. Realize the possibility of a life free from pain, sorrow, and negativity and infused with joy and tranquility.

About the Teacher

Bill Ryan, PhD

Bill Ryan earned a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin and holds degrees in nursing and public health (epidemiology). In addition to being licensed as a registered nurse, Bill is certified as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine and is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. He brings 30 years of teaching experience in higher education in exercise science, public health, and nursing, and over 40 years of meditation practice to his current position on the staff of the PureRejuv Wellness Center, where he provides biofeedback services.

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