Sunday Special Event Class
At Flametree Yoga Studio, Darwin
Sunday 10th November 1-3pm
” Uncovering the mysteries of the vagus nerve”
, The vagus nerve is such an important nerve that is vital to our over all health, physical, emotional and mental health, and yet so many of us know so little about it.
It is the longest of the cranial nerves. It originates at the base of the neck but it doesn’t stay there, it “wanders” around the body, and links the brain stem to the heart, lungs,and gut. It is responsible for relaying messages between the brain, respiratory, digestive and nervous systems.
The vagus nerve is hugely important in igniting the involuntary nerve centre via the stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system;rest and digest part of the autonomic nervous system.
The processing of emotions happens between the vagal nerve, heart, brain and gut.
Understanding the vagus nerve can guide us into how best to use our yoga practice to positively impact the vagus nerve. Certain postures, certain breathing techniques have been shown to allow the body to enter into a relaxation response and deliver to the practitioner deep relaxation, and calmness to both body and mind.
Stress, anxiety and fatigue, eating habits, posture have been shown to negatively impact the vagus nerve.
The talk will delve further into this truly fascinating nerve.
Regular class price of $21 for a casual class, or as a class using your ten-pass or direct debit packages. Presentation followed by a asana class, and Pranayama.
(This class happens once a month, with a different topic and / or teacher each month).