In just 5 days I will take you through 5 mindset shifts that will support you in committing or deepening your connection to a yoga practice that you LOVE
Starts October 4th – Don’t Miss it!
Starts October 4th – Don’t Miss it!
Unlock the secret that experts like Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, and Stanley Rosenberg prioritize but you might not be! Dive into the intriguing world of polyvagal theory, the polyvagal ladder and the vagus nerve where we explore the wisdom of Deb Dana, Stephen Porges, Stanley Rosenberg and their profound insights into the nervous system.
Discover what is most important about vagus nerve regulation.
Find out about emotional regulation and safety.
In this short video, I will share with you the secrets behind the basic exercise. If you are curious what creates a parasympathetic nervous system response in the nervous system reset, I will show you in this video.
This video will begin by going step-by-step through the vagus nerve reset or basic exercise. Then we will delve into the science behind the yawn, sigh, and saliva production response initiated by the specific eye movements of the exercise.
You can follow along as I demonstrate the exercise and find out how the movements can regulate your nervous system.
Here is the link to the full 1 hour Vagus Nerve Reset Yoga Video
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This Yin Yoga class designed for Winter Rejuvenation is practiced entirely at the wall. As we descend into winter and water element season this practice focuses on the kidney and bladder meridians.
This yin yoga class focuses on winter rejuvenation by encouraging introspection and replenishment. We delve into the essence of the winter season, exploring its connection to the water element and the organs associated with this time – the kidneys and bladder.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the concept of jing, emphasizes the importance of preserving our life force. This class explores several ways of focusing on smart energy use to nurture our well-being.
Yin yoga is one of the best practices we can offer our bodies in winter to replenish our kidneys (our internal batteries).
Legs Up the Wall Yin Yoga Winter Rejuvenation Yin Yoga Sequence
Legs up the Wall
Legs up the Wall
Props Needed: Wall, Blanket
Reading: ― John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
In this video I will demonstrate 2 easy acupressure points on your feet to relieve headaches fast.
Great surge: Also known as LIVER-3 or Tai Chong, this point sits in the valley between the big toe and the second toe around 1-2 inches back from the toes. It may help decrease stress, insomnia, and anxiety.
Above tears: This is also called GallBladder-41 or Zulinqi, and is located between and slightly back from the fourth and fifth toes. A 2017 studyTrusted Source suggested that acupuncture at GB41 and other points was better for reducing migraine episodes than Botox injections or medication.
Hold each point for 3 mins
Struggling with sleepless nights? 🌙✨ In this video I will share with you 3 breathing exercises to guide you into restful sleep. These three breathing techniques are designed to access your parasympathetic nervous system or your “rest and digest.” It will help you unwind, relax, before you go to bed.
🌙 Moon Channel Breathing: Allows you to access the calming energy of the your parasympathetic nervous system and rest and digest. Regulate your nervous system and create calming and soothing energy so you can fall asleep.
🌬️ Alternate Nostril Breathing: Is a breath that is known to create balance in your nervous system and also to calm and clear your mind.
🌬️ 3 Part Breathing: This is one of my favourite breathing techniques for sleep because I find it mimics the rhythm of “falling” asleep.
Try all three of these breathing techniques and see which one works best for you to invite deep and restful sleep 😴🌟
Self Massage Constipation Relief in 2 mins
Abdominal massage is one of the best ways to solve constipation. You can do it right before you go to bed and right after you wake up in the morning. Usually you will feel the need to clear your bowels after doing this abdominal self-massage for constipation.
1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor
2. Rub your hands together until they are warm
3. Take your first two fingers (index and middle) and make clockwise circles around your navel
4. Now massage your large intestine. Start from the bottom right hand side, go across the top and then go down the bottom left side. Circline 9-18 times as you move up, across and down. If you find a painful spot or knot, spend more time there.
5. To massage your small intestines, come into the area inside of the large intestines. Now make small circles in this inner circle 3-9 times as you circle back into the navel.
6. If you feel a big lump while you are doing the massage at bedtime, put your palm over it and sleep with it there until morning. This will soften the knot, release pain and allow you to release your bowels more easily the next morning.
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