Yoga workshop - Online via Zoom : May 2020

Unlocking the Power of the Vagus Nerve

Due to the Covid19 situation, this workshop will now be delivered online, via live stream on Zoom.  It seems particularly relevant to be offering this material now, at a time when the calming and soothing effects of yoga are more in demand than ever.

 

Have you ever wondered what the Vagus nerve is and why it’s so important?

Playing a fundamental role in the parasympathetic nervous system, the so-called “wandering nerve” is responsible for our rest and digest capacities, and when stimulated, produces a calming and soothing force in our bodies

Join us on this yoga workshop to explore how we can stimulate vagal tone to help:

∗  harmonise the systems of the body,

∗  lower our blood pressure

∗  lower heart rate

∗  reduce anxiety

∗  reduce inflammation

∗  increase our sense of trust, compassion, acceptance, and joy

We’ll learn some simple techniques to access the Vagus to help us unwind and let go.  And whilst many of us enjoy those sensations of increased openness, we’ll also explore how we can balance that relaxation by creating a sense of stability and containment, working to centre and strengthen our physical and emotional selves.

 

The workshop will include a short presentation and at least 1.5 hours practice followed by 30 mins Q&A.   All attendees will also receive a recorded copy of the workshop.

How to join live streaming workshops via Zoom

I will be using Zoom, a free online platform to live stream this workshop.  You will be able to connect directly to us from the comfort of your own home either through your PC, laptop, mobile or tablet.

It's easy to set up - please follow these simple instructions:

Download and create your free Zoom account.  Please do this well in advance to make sure audio and video are working.

Once Gill (who is administering the workshop) has received payment, she will send you a unique Zoom link so you can register for the workshop well ahead of the start time.  You will then receive an email confirming your place with a link to the workshop.  Follow the simple online instructions.  Please log in 10 - 15 minutes before the start of class so we can begin on time.

How to join Zoom Cloud Meetings for online classes:

If you’ve never used Zoom before, please take the time to download the free Zoom app on whichever device you use for joining live classes (on iPads and smart phones it is 'Zoom Cloud Meetings' from the App store). On computers and laptops it is: zoom.us. Follow Zoom's simple instructions to set up your account.

Booking

To reserve your place, please contact the workshop administrator Gillian Russel
07973 575 597 or gilrus3@btinternet.com

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