April 4th 2020
Part 1: April 4th 2020, 7:00 PM IST, 9:30 AM EST, 2:30 PM London UK time
Part 2: April 18th 2020, 7:00 PM IST, 9:30 AM EST, 2:30 PM London UK time
Yoga is about balance.
All the systems of our body, sustaining life are exquisitely balanced without our awareness. However, in times of undue stress that unconscious process can be taxed and even derailed by our fearful thinking even without our conscious awareness. These two short practices that anyone can do from a chair will help us to calm our stress response system or wake up our energy. We will use calming thoughts, breath and poses to build awareness of our feelings (bodily sensations) and learn how to control our stress response system.
Speaker : Alison Granger Brown Alison’s education began with Nursing in 1975 in London England, returning to school in 1997 and becoming a Recreation Therapist (RT). She went on to gain an MA in Training and Leadership in 2007. She also completed an MA in Human Development and has a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems.
Her organizational experience began as an entrepreneur, building a retail business in the specialty food area which she sold before returning to school for the Diploma in RT. She has worked in both federal and provincial corrections for over twenty years in multiple capacities. At this time, she is working in maximum security with First Nations men. The combination of this education and work/life experience is the basis of her ongoing interest in issues relating to incarcerated people as well as organizational culture, wellness, and leadership. She approaches these areas through an appreciative inquiry, solutions focused lens and based on transformative learning principles for growth and change. HOPE: One Prisoners Emancipation is the title of her dissertation and a significant focus of her research and current writing. She is currently a consultant and trainer for ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance and delivers seminars on EI among many other topics. She has been practicing Heartfulness meditation for 6 years now. She is a Certified Heartfulness Yoga trainer with an in-depth knowledge of teaching. She is passionate about the Heartfulness practice and loves sharing yoga with others.
- Basic understanding of the Autonomic Nervous System (Stress Response System)
- TImportance of our thoughts
- Breathing to stimulate the brain and calm the nervous system
- Poses to calm or energize
Who Should Attend
Anyone who is needing a short (10 min) chair Yoga practice to either boost the parasympathetic nervous system (calming stress) and/or boosting the sympathetic nervous system to avoid depression and fatigue symptoms (energizing).
It will be good for anyone at work or for people living in crowded conditions too.
Note: There will be one more webinar in continuation with this.