4 Week Course
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation BEGINNERS/ALL LEVELS
COMPASSIONATE BREATH FOR VAGAL TONING
Wednesdays at MAITLAND
7.15 pm - 8.45 pm
25 MAY - 15 JUNE, 2022
Harry's Yoga Studio, 479 High Street, Maitland
In this next 4 Week Series for Vagal Toning we will be focusing on Self-Compassion and it's importance for Nervous System Repair.
The ability to express empathy and compassion is related to the health of the autonomic nervous system. You might be someone who struggles with feeling “too much,” or you might have difficulty accessing your feelings.
Dysfunction in the vagus nerve can lead to excessive or unreasonable distrust, difficulty in conflict resolution, anger, aggression, or withdrawal from relationships.
At either end of this continuum, working with your vagus nerve can help you to find the sweet spot of connection.
One that allows you to compassionately attend to your own pain and relate to the pain of others (or the world) without becoming overwhelmed. People who have high vagus nerve activation and good vagal toning are prone to feeling emotions that promote compassion, gratitude, love and happiness for themselves and others.
Compassion allows parts of the nervous system to change the fight/freeze response into caregiving. The vagus nerve talks to the heart and in doing so produces oxytocin and progesterone, calming our stress response. We can feel calm, grounded and ready to respond.
Benefits of self-compassion
A powerful resource of inner strength
Decreases anxiety, depression and stress
Lowers worry and rumination
Helps us to develop emotional resilience
enhances our wellbeing, happiness and autonomy
Acts as a preventive strategy to avoid self-criticism and low self-esteem
Kundalini Yoga using Breath Work, Kriya (set of exercises) , Meditation and Mantra have all been shown to significantly increase your Vagal tone leading to reduced inflammation in the body, improved immunity, a better mood and memory, and a wonderful increase of endorphins - the happy hormones!
The vagus nerve acts as your body’s superhighway, carrying vital information between the brain, body and all your organs, and controlling how your body responds in times of relaxation and rest. Repeated Breathwork sessions can help to tone the vagus nerve, which can notably reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and may also enhance immune, brain and gut function!
The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body yet many of us have never heard of it and have no idea how important it is . The nerve starts at 10th cranial nerve at base of skull and travels all way down the body connecting all our major organs with the brain . It is like a super highway sending messages back and forth to the brain and forms part of our parasympathetic nervous system – the “rest digest “ rather than the “ fight or flight “
If vagal tone is good we tend to be more resilient to stress , recover better from illnesses and are generally more positive.
If it is poor we find ourselves in a continual fight or flight situation and are more prone to stress , physical issues with heart and digestive system, anxiety and depression .
Join this 4 Week Course 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 specific Kundalini Yoga and Meditation techniques to access the Vagus nerve to help us unwind and let go.
Whilst many of us enjoy these 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.
This will be a safe space for you to learn and enjoy.
No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary. This course is open to everyone.
Lucinda has been teaching Yoga for over 20 years and was one of the first teachers to be trained in Kundalini Yoga in Australia. Her style of teaching reflects her wisdom and commitment as a teacher in the lineage of Kundalini Yoga.
No previous experience in yoga or related disciplines is required for you to begin to achieve undeniable benefits from your first class.
Please call Lucinda 0414 309 467 if you have any questions.