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Understanding Our Nervous System

The Neuroscience Behind Joy & Tranquility

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

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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