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The Vagus Nerve and Pranayama: How to Catch Hold of Your Nervous System

We face so many distractions, diversions, and disturbances in our modern world! How can we hope to find calm and stability in life? The secret starts with strengthening the nervous system. Learn how and why pranayamas like ujjayi and bhramari affect the vagus nerve, and what that means for worries, chronic stress, discontent, and a restless mind. Then refine your technique as you practice, and watch awareness of the body and mind effortlessly merge as your nervous system finds balance.

This livestream features an inspirational and informative lecture followed by a 45-minute guided practice with Sandra Anderson. Listen and practice along with us; heed the powerful wisdom that will transform your life!

Format: Multiple videos with audio download
Length: 1 hr, 2 mins

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 16 minutes

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Format: Video with audio download
Length: 46 minutes

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Source: Livestream recorded live at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA on April 9, 2017.

About the Presenter

Sandra Anderson

Senior faculty at the Himalayan Institute, Sandy teaches yoga, meditation, and philosophy, and is a key instructor in the Institute's teacher training programs. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and a frequent contributor to the Himalayan Institute's online Wisdom Library. Her work draws on her immersion in the living oral tradition, traditional texts of hatha yoga and tantra, training in Sanskrit, and her background in environmental science. A long-time resident at the Himalayan Institute with a diverse background and life experience, Sandy has a unique capacity to convey the richness of spiritual life in the contemporary world.

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