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Body Awareness: Relax, Bust Stress, Boost Metabolism

In this podcast episode, we explore where Eastern and Western medicine intersect with international yoga expert Tiffany Cruikshank.  As a result, we discuss how cultivating body awareness can put your nervous system in “Relaxation mode,” how meditation impacts your metabolism, the lessons Tiffany has learned from more than 25k patient visits, and how to jump in and start yoga TODAY as we demystify and examine some of the science behind the practices of Yoga!

In this Episode

  • Firstly, we learn how to put your body in “relaxation mode”
  • Then we explore the science behind the parasympathetic nervous system (and why it’s so important)
  • How to cultivate a mind-body connection and why you should develop body awareness
  • We learn some practical tips to start yoga today
  • The impact meditation has on your metabolism
  • The differences between yoga and meditation
  • After that, we dive into all the lessons Tiffany has learned in more than 25,000 patient visits
  • And more!
If Yoga has interested you and you don’t know where to start – or you just want to learn how to become more relaxed – listen to this podcast!
Tiffany Cruikshank is an international yoga teacher who has been teaching for over 20 years, an author, health and wellness expert, the founder of Yoga Medicine, and she is internationally known for her focus on fusing the two worlds of eastern and western medicine together and apply it to the practice of yoga in an accessible and relevant way.

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Yoga Medicine® is a thorough, anatomically based training system that trains teachers across the globe to work more powerfully with their students. Yoga Medicine® is a community of teachers who are trained to understand the function and dysfunction of the human body in order to work more effectively with healthcare practitioners. Yoga Medicine loves to post articles based on yoga teacher's experiences, yoga-related research, the relationship between yoga and healthcare, and much more. We welcome guest submissions as well - please contact Jenna@YogaMedicine.com to discuss further details.

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