This fascinating video explains Yoga Therapy from the perspective of Neuroscience. Dr. Stephani Sutherland, Neuroscientist and Yoga teacher, will teach you how the nervous system works, and how yoga works on it. Learn about the possible states of our mind, the real problem with a chronically stressed out life-style, why spinal health is the key to a healthy body, and power of the breath in working with nervous system imbalances.
From the Yoga Sutras, to neurons and ganglia, from the nature of consciousness to healthy autonomic tone, Stephani will help you understand the important concepts of neuroscience and Yogic concepts of langhana and brhmana so you can make informed decisions on how to help your clients have better focus, healthier digestion, better immune function and even support recovery from brain trauma including stroke.
After this course you will understand:
• The meeting points between Neuroscience and Yoga
• The 5 activities of the mind
• The anatomy & physiology of the nervous system
• The peripheral, central, sensory and motor nervous systems
• The parts of the autonomic nervous system and what they control
• Why spine health = brain health
• The difference between healthy stress and unhealthy stress
• Brhmana Yoga Practices, how and when to use them
• Langhana Yoga Practices, how and when to use them
• How the brain and nervous system “repair” themselves
|Module 1||Handout: Nervous System|
|Unit 1||Handout: Nervous and Endocrine Systems|
|Unit 2||Handout: Bhramana & Langhana Practices|
|Module 2||Video Lecture: Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System|
|Unit 1||Video Lecture: Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System with Stephani Sutherland|
|Unit 2||Video Lecture: The Endocrine System with Stephani Sutherland, PhD|
|Module 3||Asana Practice: Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System|
|Unit 1||Asana Practice: Brahmana Practice for the Nervous System with Stephani Sutherland, PhD|
|Unit 2||Asana Practice: Langhana Practice for the Nervous System with Stephani Sutherland|
|Module 4||Quiz: Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System|
|Unit 1||Quiz: Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System|
5 Ways the Human Brain Mind Works: Yoga Sutras and Neuroscience with Stephani Sutherland, PhD
Neuroscientist and Viniyoga Teacher, Stephani Sutherland PhD, discusses the 5 Yoga Sutra Vrittis (main fluctuations that affect our outer consciousness) and how they are closely related to the study of Neuroscience.
Full Asana Practice
Learning Comes to Life!
The workshop material comes to life in two full Yoga Therapy Classes for Brahmana and Langhana led by Stephani Sutherland and demonstrated by Christina and Susanna. 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.