The Vagus Nerve and Yoga: Simple Techniques for Profound Shifts with Doug Keller

The vagus nerve and contemporary Polyvagal Theory are exciting new topics in modern discourse, which have a wide range of applications for yoga practitioners.

Contemporary thought about the vagus nerve and Polyvagal Theory sheds light on numerous traditional yoga concepts and practices. In particular, yoga’s deep inquiry into our mental and emotional life makes all the more sense in the context of the concepts introduced in Polyvagal Theory.

In this online course, renowned yoga teacher Doug Keller brings the two worlds together in a practical and meaningful way.

Doug will show how the fundamental concepts of the Polyvagal Theory can guide and refine our practice of asana and of pranayama. In particular, learn how these concepts inform our understanding of the role of bandha, the pathways of the breath in Ujjayi, and of the role of interoception in asana and breath.

You will also gain a deeper understanding of what yogic concepts are trying to teach us about ‘self-regulation’ of emotion and the gunas as an essential aspect of the discipline of yoga.

The discussion will include practical applications in alignment and drishthi in straightforward pranayama and focusing techniques.

Also included are 5 practice videos of both asanas and pranayama, putting these ideas together in a flowing experience of the river of awareness that is the vagus nerve.

This Course Also Includes:

  • Yoga Practice Videos: Enjoy 5 yoga practice videos that accompany this course designed by Doug Keller.
  • Recordings of All Webinar Sessions: It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of all webinar sessions – both MP3 (downloadable) and MP4 (streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
  • Transcripts of All Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note-takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the webinar sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.

This course qualifies for 6.5 CEs with Yoga Alliance.

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Doug Keller’s background reflects a lifelong commitment to studying, imbibing and sharing the vast field of knowledge and practice known as yoga. He spent a total of 14 years doing service, practicing, and teaching yoga. 

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