Nervous System

Objectives at a Glance

Nervous System Overview

Gain an understanding of the foundational anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.

The Vagus Nerve

Become familiar with the significance of vagal tone in the experience of stress and the effectiveness of yoga techniques.

Stress & Relaxation Response

Understand the functioning of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, and the workings of the Stress Response, Fight or Flight Response and Relaxation Response.

Why Yoga Works

Become proficient in communicating how yoga practices impact the nervous system and why this is a critical factor in the positive results from yoga practice.