-The diaphragm separates the thoracic cavity (your heart) and the abdominal cavity (your organs)
-The diaphragm has attachments on the lumbar spine AND the psoas
-The superior side of the diaphragm attaches the to fascia of the heart (the pericardium) and the lungs (the two ...
-The Central Nervous System is made up of the brain and the spinal cord
-The Peripheral System is made up of the Voluntary (Somatic) Nervous System and the Autonomic Nervous System
-The activities of Autonomic Nervous System do not require conscious thought (digesting food, b...
B.6.3 Sympathetic Nervous System: Superhero Powers and Orange Alert
Covered in 6.3:
-The sympathetic nervous system can provide us with superhero powers in moments of extreme need
-The sympathetic nervous system has important functions and is needed in the body (it’s not “bad!”)
-Trouble occurs when the pendulum doesn’t ever swing back to parasympathetic
B.6.4 Parasympathetic Nervous System & Hacking the Nervous System
Covered in 6.4:
-Ways to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system AKA “the relaxation response”:
-Awareness of breath in the body, even in difficult situations (Chair Pose)
-Active relaxation of muscles (Savasana)
-Repetitive movements like a Sun Salutations or knitting
-Energetic dualities exist in the body
-Ida is the lunar, feminine, Yin, meditative channel
-Pingala is the solar, heated, Yang, masculine channel
-These energies criss-cross on sushumna nadi like a double helix
-The chakras reside at the points on the spine where they int...