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.



Existing Comments

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

March 8, 2021

Sweet class - very centering and great way to cast of the day. Thank you Ron!

February 16, 2021

I love this one. Ron is very jolly and relaxing - great voice

February 4, 2021

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.

February 3, 2021

I really enjoyed this. Quite different and very relaxing = thank you Ron.

Yoga deb
February 1, 2021

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
April 26, 2021

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.
January 28, 2021

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!

Sharon Sable
January 25, 2021

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!