Saturday, March 19, with Shirley Roll, 1:00pm-2:30pm ET, $30
The complexity of the human nervous system became more appreciated with the advent of the Polyvagal Theory. The “new” or “mammalian” branch of the vagus nerve distinguishes our nervous system from that of reptiles and, among other things, allows that part of our autonomic, or involuntary, nervous system to be accessed voluntarily. Countless references have been made in books, academic and clinical studies and internet posts over the past few years to the importance of toning the vagus nerve – while science can explain why this is so, many familiar yoga practices demonstrate how toning can be achieved and maintained. This workshop will explore the role yoga can play in optimal function of the nervous system.