New research has revealed that our brain has its own waste-disposal system, solving a decades-old mystery about how the brain clears toxins from within that three-pound grey lump. Neurons are the stars of the show in the brain, but glia, or support, cells far outnumber neurons and perform vital jobs–like the “glymphatic” system (glia + lymph) that literally washes the brain clean each night while we sleep. Learn about brain health over the lifetime, the importance of good sleep, and we’ll touch on neurodegenerative diseases. We’ll explore practices and teachings from the yoga tradition to support rejuvenating sleep and brain health.
|Module 1||Handout: Sleep and the Healthy Brain|
|Unit 1||Handout: Sleep and the Healthy Brain|
|Module 2||Video Lectures: Yoga Therapy for Sleep and a Healthy Brain|
|Unit 1||Lecture Video: Yoga Therapy for Sleep and a Healthy Brain Part 1|
|Unit 2||Video Lecture: Yoga Therapy for Sleep and a Healthy Brain Part 2|
|Unit 3||Video Lecture: Yoga Therapy for Sleep and a Healthy Brain Part 3|
|Module 3||Asana Practice: Yoga Therapy for Sleep and a Healthy Brain|
|Unit 1||Asana Practice: Yoga Therapy for Sleep and a Healthy Brain|
|Module 4||Quiz: Yoga Therapy for Sleep and a Healthy Brain|
|Unit 1||Quiz: Yoga Therapy for Sleep and a Healthy Brain|
The Importance of Sleep for Preventative Health with Stephani Sutherland PhD
Research shows us how vitally important sound sleep is to our general health and wellbeing. Explore the scientific findings and the mystery of sleep within the context of yogic healing.
LEARNING COMES TO LIFE!
The workshop material comes to life in a full Yoga Therapy Class led by Stephani Sutherland. You will learn special adaptations, specific cues and sequencing to bring into your group Yoga classes or private student sessions.
Stephani Sutherland, PhD
Dr Sutherland earned her doctoral degree in neuroscience in 2001 and has worked as a freelance science writer for the past 15 years; her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, Pain Research Forum, and The Journal of Neuroscience. Stephani has practiced yoga for over 20 years, and she trained with Gary Kraftsow of American Viniyoga Institute. Find more about Stephani at stephanisutherland.com, facebook.com/StephaniSutherlandPhD, and @sutherlandphd.