One of the biggest things I teach in my therapeutic yoga classes is ways that my students can regulate their nervous system. Specifically, how to “turn-on” the parasympathetic response (rest and digest mode) in the body. Given that we live in such a high-pace society, meaning we are constantly in our sympathetic (fight and flight) response, I feel this is an important topic to discuss. When our body feels that it needs to be constantly on edge, it is not a surprise that overtime this can contribute to a lower sense of wellbeing such as exhaustion, poor sleep, disruption in digestion, etc.
On the plus side, there are many things we can do to support the body and bring back a sense of balance. If you would like to learn how you can do this, keep reading.