The Science of Happiness
1 Season . 4 Episodes

Explore the science behind the many benefits of yoga and meditation including relief from stress and anxiety and improved digestion as well as the capacity to deal with emotions like anger and grief.

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Fight or Flight - Rewriting Your Stress Response (Preview)

Explore the science behind the many benefits of yoga and meditation including relief from stress and anxiety and improved digestion as well as the capacity to deal with emotions like anger and grief. A powerful mix of scientific wisdom and first hand experience, this series will give you a thorough understanding of how yoga works on your body and brain.

Host: Ashleigh Sergeant
Episode 1
59 mins
Learn to rewrite your unconscious response to stress. Through conscious breath work, structured concentration, and practice in moving through perceived “danger” we can learn to shift our stress responses so we are no longer subject to our feelings of anxiety and unrest.
Episode 2
18 mins
In the second episode of Ashleigh Sergeant's The Science of Happiness series, she shares the nourishment that can come from meditation.
Episode 3
1 hr 1 min
The parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the “rest and digest” system, governs the body’s capacity to create homeostasis, balance, and to drop into a deep state of relaxation. Explore a deep practice of twists and yoga nidra to relieve feelings of anxiety, restlessness, or sleeplessness.
Episode 4
16 mins
A meditation to bring awareness to your limbic system. The limbic system is sometimes called the “emotional brain” or "mammalian brain," and is responsible for our emotional identity as it relates to past experiences, memories, and recurring emotional patterns. Learn to locate emotional patterns within your physical body in order to unlock, alchemize, and release patterns that keep you feeling stuck.