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Nourish Your Nervous System with Debby Andersen
Interested in learning more about how your food & nervous system work together?
Your nervous system governs every aspect of your health. And if you’re like most people in our nature-disconnected, modern world, your nervous system is either chronically stressed, or seriously depleted from the effects of past trauma.Stress in and of itself is not a bad thing. In fact, it’s necessary for our survival. You’ve probably heard of the fight-or-flight state of the nervous system, which is your body’s response to either a real or perceived threat. In the short term, this allows you to be in a state of hyper-vigilance to deal with the threat and ensure your survival.
But if the threat never goes away, as is the case when you are constantly “putting out fires” (literally or figuratively), your body remains in an unsustainable state, and your tissues begin to break down. All of your resources are diverted to your extremities, and the nervous system is unable to return to its “rest and digest” state. This leads to symptoms which include poor digestion, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, fatigue, headaches, weight gain, hormone imbalances, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular problems.
Fortunately, Ayurveda provides us with powerful knowledge and tools designed to rejuvenate the nervous system. This class will teach you how to become more resilient and recover from the effects of chronic stress.
More about your instructor:
Debby Andersen is an Ayurvedic Healer and Yoga Therapist with more than 15 years of experience sharing these systems. Co-founder of the Hamsa School of Yoga and Ayurveda, she blends the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda into a practical, modern-day path of self-discovery and healing.
Born and raised near Des Moines, Iowa, she graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Dance and Psychology. She fell in love with yoga while living in India, where she was also introduced to yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. She completed her first training in 2006, and went on to study Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad in Albuquerque, NM and Pune, India.
Debby is a NAMA-registered Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. She is registered with Yoga Alliance* as an E-RYT 500 and YACEP, and is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.