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Polyvagal Theory

In this episode we discussed Dr Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory about the neurophysiological substrates of adaptive (social) behavioural strategies within the autonomic nervous sytem.

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What is polyvagal theory?

The polyvagal theory: New insights into adaptive reactions of the autonomic nervous system (Stephen Porges, 2009)

How can the theory be put into practise? How is it related to yoga philosophy and practises?

Yoga Therapy and Polyvagal Theory: The Convergence of Traditional Wisdom and Contemporary Neuroscience for Self-Regulation and Resilience (Marlysa Sullivan et al., 2018)


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