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How to Build Resilience to Stress

8 Secrets for Vibrant Aging

What happens when the body’s response to fight-or-flight situations becomes habitual? In this video, Dr. Carrie Demers describes the health risks of chronic stress and the role of the vagus nerve in activating our rest-and-digest mode. By relearning what we knew instinctively as children, and incorporating systematic relaxation practices into our busy days, we can remain calm and balanced in the face of challenging situations.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 6 mins

About the Teacher

Carrie Demers, MD

Board-certified in both internal medicine and integrative medicine, Carrie Demers, MD, is a holistic physician who blends modern medicine with traditional approaches to health. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, yoga, and ayurveda. She has been the medical director of the Himalayan Institute PureRejuv Wellness Center (formerly Total Health Center) for the last 20 years. Widely recognized for her expertise, Dr. Demers has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers, and lectures nationally on holistic health and ayurveda. She is a frequent contributor to yogainternational.com and the Himalayan Institute online Wisdom Library.

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