Back in the late winter or early spring I started taking yoga classes at Pranashanti (www.pranashanti.com), one of, if not the best yoga school in the city. With every class I could feel my body waking from a deep slumber, tissues stretching beyond the norm, allowing more breath into my body. I found my body feeling thirsty for more; so I’ve been attending 2-3 times a week, sometimes 4! The only other time I have felt a “body thirst” like this is when I first started connecting to my body through entrainments.
Recently I read an article about how Yoga works (https://yogainternational.com/article/view/scientific-research-how-yoga-works). It helps to stimulate the Vagus nerve and improve the tone of the whole nervous system. If there was ever a single nerve that was responsible for self-healing, it’s the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is probably the largest nerve in the body literally starting in the brain and going through the skull into the upper neck down into the body. It feeds all of our organs and is responsible for a lot of the feedback from our organs to our brain. It’s the same nerve that we work with in entrainments and your Neuro-Structural Care. During Neuro-Structural Care, we work with your body’s breath, movement, energy and focus (like in yoga), to help you find a new, more natural, more energy-rich and more self-healing posture, state and awareness.
I have found the combination of yoga and Neuro-Structural Care to be very rewarding to me physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I still can’t put my feet behind my head, however I did find out that that’s not actually the intent of yoga. And I’m feeling even healthier, stronger and more capable than ever! Check out the workshop presentation I’m doing at Rama Lotus (another awesome school) in August on Mastery Your Body and Your Life. I promise it’ll be an experience!