Yoga for These Times

Resource Guide

Yoga Class Guides for the Series: 

Yoga for These Times Inquiries: 

How has my personal yoga practice (asana, as well as pranayama, philosophy, etc.) changed in relevance and priority? 

How has my Nervous System energy may have changed; seem more or less "present"? Do I seem more in "sympathetic nervous system energy" or "parasympathetic nervous system energy" from ordinary moment to moment? Do I seem more "ventral vagal" or "dorsal vagal"? 

What possibilities have "disturbance" offered us, and continue to offer us? What does disturbance feel like in your body? How do you meet it, in movement, breath, meditation, activity, rest? 

What does acceptance feel like in your body? How do you support it, use it for evolution and future resolution?

 

Anatomy Inquiries: Experiencing the Dimensions of Breath in the Lungs, Bones, and Autonomic Nervous System (far right links above: Lung Lobe Anatomy, Lungs & Feet Redux, Lungs-Bones & ANS). 

References: 

Brown, R., & Gerbarg, P. (2012). The healing power of the breath: Simple techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance concentration, and balance your emotions. Shambhala Publications.

Brown, R. P., & Gerbarg, P. L. (2005). Sudarshan Kriya yogic breathing in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression: part I—neurophysiologic model. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 11(1), 189-201.

Brown, R. P., & Gerbarg, P. L. (2005). Sudarshan Kriya Yogic breathing in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression: part II—clinical applications and guidelines. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 11(4), 711-717.

Brown, R. P., & Gerbarg, P. L. (2009). Yoga breathing, meditation, and longevity. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1172(1), 54.

Bushell, W., Castle, R., Williams, M. A., Brouwer, K. C., Tanzi, R. E., Chopra, D., & Mills, P. J. (2020). Meditation and Yoga Practices as Potential Adjunctive Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19: A Brief Overview of Key Subjects. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 26(7), 547-556.

Calais-Germain, Blandine. (2006). Anatomy of Breathing. Eastland Press, Seattle, WA. USA

Chaitow, Bradley, & Gilbert. (2014). Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2nd Edition. Churchhill Livingstone Elsevier Press. 

Clark, LIsa. (2017-2020). www.embodiyogalisaclark.com.  

Katzman, M. A., Vermani, M., Gerbarg, P. L., Brown, R. P., Iorio, C., Davis, M., ... & Tsirgielis, D. (2012). A multicomponent yoga-based, breath intervention program as an adjunctive treatment in patients suffering from generalized anxiety disorder with or without comorbidities. International journal of yoga, 5(1), 57.

Morrissey, Becky. (1989-2020). Personal Journal Writings. 

Nestor, James. (2020). Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. Riverhead Books. New York, NY. USA. 

Oshins, Linda. (2014). Pranayama: A Compendium of Practices. Yoga On High, Columbus, OH. USA. 

Pandit, R. D., & Singh, R. K. (2020). COVID-19 Ayurveda treatment protocol of governments of Nepal and India: a review and perspective. Applied Science and Technology Annals, 1(1), 72-80.

Tillu, G., Chaturvedi, S., Chopra, A., & Patwardhan, B. (2020). Public health approach of Ayurveda and Yoga for COVID-19 prophylaxis. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 26(5), 360-364.

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