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Practicing Self-Care

Beginner I

This is the first video in our Values-Based Education (VbE) series. To learn more about VbE, click here.

This quick class with Ron is designed to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system through slow breath and simple stretches of the neck and torso, reducing stress and anxiety while increasing awareness of calm and rested. Note: A chair or bolster is optional for this practice.

Equipment:
  • Bolster
  • Chair
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deborahcb
deborahcb
November 16, 2022
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This was perfect for my mood and my body. Thank you, Ron. I love your presence in all your videos. And I like the reminder to feel what is true for you. Good for yoga and life!

KJAL
KJAL
October 31, 2022
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5
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Loved this. Happy morning stretch. Thanks so much Ron. 💜

JMacDee
JMacDee
November 3, 2021
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5
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A great short series of neck stretches, esp good for stiff necks! Thank you Ron

Hymana
Hymana
October 8, 2021
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5
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Great start to my day when time is short!

SABurgess
SABurgess
March 8, 2021
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Sweet class - very centering and great way to cast of the day. Thank you Ron!

AlidaMB
AlidaMB
February 16, 2021
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I love this one. Ron is very jolly and relaxing - great voice

ValOverton
ValOverton
February 4, 2021
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Really enjoyed this. It was helpful to have a calming practice that was shorter for busy days. I loved the eye movements. Really helpful for me as I am on screen all day long focusing centrally for such a large portion of the day.

AlidaMB
AlidaMB
February 3, 2021
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I really enjoyed this. Quite different and very relaxing = thank you Ron.

Yoga deb
Yoga deb
February 1, 2021
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Great class. I’m curious as to why we turn our eyes to the side when doing the neck stretches. Does this give an extra twist?

Fiji McAlpine
Fiji McAlpine
April 26, 2021
Comment:

Hi Deb,

When doing twists I often cue taking the gaze to the corner of the eye becuase it brings the twist into the optical nerve, cleansing the nervous system. It can also keep the twist going and growing as we energetically follow our gaze.

cleyreloup@icloud.com
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January 28, 2021
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I loved the 3 claps down for the heart centre! I do somatic experiencing and thought this very useful Ron. Id like a longer class please! Your yoga classes I do orientate as you so wonderfully focus on those aspects, so this was great! Thanks so much! Im in my mid 50's and have had stress, for too long, so your classes really orientate me, I have a lot to thank you for! Especially not being able to go to yoga classes due to the lock down. From now on -yoga at home with a cup of tea!

ssablemusic
ssablemusic
January 25, 2021
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A perfect way to end a long and very physical day. Thank you, Ron! I'm excited to take some more of your classes and I'm so grateful for this website!