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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

For over 25 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga practice and theory with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and studies in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the richness of spiritual life in our contemporary world. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and was a contributing editor and columnist for Yoga International magazine. She is now a frequent contributor to YogaInternational.com, offering instructional videos, workshops, and articles. Sandy leads trainings and retreats both nationally and internationally, and at the headquarters of the Himalayan Institute.

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