Feeling Tired After a Long Cognitive Work-Shift

Are you feeling tired after a long cognitive work shift?

First Responders suffer from mental exhaustion due to the pressures of a long work shift. It is more obvious that physical exertion and manual labor can drain your energy. Less clear is what complex cognitive tasks involve.

Feeling Tired After a Long Cognitive Work-Shift. The science behind it.

Researchers have found new evidence to explain why thinking causes mental exhaustion. And they also discovered that intense concentration leaves less brain power for making decisions. 

The reasons?

  • Hard cognitive work leads to glutamate accumulation in the lateral prefrontal cortex
  • The need for glutamate regulation reduces the control exerted over decision-making
  • Reduced control favors the choice of low-effort actions with short-term rewards

You can read the full study on Current Biology

Behavioral activities that require control over automatic routines typically feel effortful and result in cognitive fatigue. This fatigue is related to the necessity of recycling potentially toxic substances accumulated during cognitive control exertion

The research used magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to monitor brain metabolites throughout a workday. Two groups of participants performed either high-demand or low-demand cognitive control tasks, interleaved with economic decisions.

Choice-related fatigue markers were only present in the high-demand group. The same group experienced a reduction of pupil dilation during decision-making and a preference shift toward short-delay and little-effort options (a low-cost bias captured using computational modeling).

At the end of the day, high-demand cognitive work resulted in higher glutamate concentration and glutamate/glutamine diffusion in the lateral prefrontal cortex, which is a cognitive control brain region.

The result supports a neuro-metabolic model in which glutamate accumulation triggers a regulation mechanism that makes lateral prefrontal cortex activation more costly. This explains why cognitive control is harder to mobilize after a strenuous workday.

Now you know the reason why when you come home after a long work shift you prefer opting for a microwave easier dinner instead of cooking. You have limited energy and your mind naturally tends towards the easiest option.

The intense and long mental labor day results in toxic byproducts in the brain (glutamate). These toxins accumulate in the prefrontal cortex, which can reduce decision-making abilities and cause cognitive decline.

Feeling Tired After a Long Cognitive Work-Shift. What can we do to avoid this?

I hope that the First Responders’ organizations

  • would recognize the importance of self-care, encouraging staff to participate in some gentle mental and physical mindful activities such as yoga, breathwork, and meditation whose mental and physical benefits are supported by science. You can read more about it on FRY Canada’s research and links page
  • would allow their employees to share their feelings without red-flagging them. First Responders are human and having special mental health support can help them move through their challenging job.

What can you personally do?

Engage in meditation activities that can shut your sympathetic nervous system off and can improve the release of feel-good hormones in your body. That can help to make you feel restored.

We at FRY can help

Meditation, Breathwork, Functional Yoga Movement, Relaxation, and Positive Affirmations are all supported by science to help you to overcome physical injuries and burnout.

Chose FRY. We are here to Help You!

Yoga regulates the immune response during stress

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Yoga regulates the immune response during stress

Yoga regulates the immune response during the stress. In today’s fast-paced life the constant presence of stress can jeopardize your health. You need to be aware of this. 
 

Stress and immune system

How does the stress affect the immune response? The immune system is a network of glands, nodes, and organs. It protects the body from bacteria and viruses. It requires a constant supply of nutrients to maintain its function.
 
What can affect the immune system? Toxins in the environment, poor diet, lack of or excessive exercise, and, guess what? Stress.
 
 

The effects of stress on the immune responses

The stress on the immune system is mediated by a complex “communication” between the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. The mediators of these interactions are neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, hormones, and cytokines.
 
The effects of stress on the immune responses result in:
 
  1. Alterations in the Number of Immune Cells. It is called “Immunosenescence”. This alterations dysregulates the immune function and inflammatory processes
  2. Cytokine Dysregulation. It is a marker of difficulties in aging, as it links to an inability to control systemic inflammation

The effects of stress on the immune system responses. How to manage it?

The ability to mentally handle stress in everyday life alleviates the activation of the endocrine system. This, in turn, increases the effectiveness of the immune system. This is the union between body and mind.

The reflection of the union of the body and mind is what differentiates yoga from other forms of exercise. Yoga is meant to prepare the body to achieve tranquility of the mind.
 
Patanjali in his Yoga Sutra better describes the goal of yoga. He wrote  “Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha“. That means yoga is the cessation of all mind’s fluctuations.
 
Yoga creates a sense of wellbeing. It boosts feelings of relaxation. It improves concentration and self-confidence. There are several studies supporting these results from the practice of Yoga. 
 
You can read more at this link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10365315/
 
Yoga boost self-awareness and because of that you can better deal with the stress response. It provides more results in stress, anxiety and health management than relaxation. 
 
You can read more at this link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17544857/
 

Tools available for you with “FRY. First Responders’ Yoga. The Book”

 
An excerpt of “FRY First Responders Yoga. The Book” is below. You can download it at this link: https://www.frycanada.com/books/#Books
 
The HPA axis works in a straightforward manner of managing the neurological and endocrine systems to activate the fight-flight-freeze response, also known as the stress response.
 
When the fight-flight-freeze response is activated there is a release of corticotropin-releasing hormone, known as CRH. When this hormone binds to receptors in the pituitary gland it releases the ACTH (adrenocorticotropic) hormone
 
This hormone then binds to the adrenal cortex, stimulating the release of cortisol from the adrenals. After a stressful event, in which the fight-flight-freeze response is activated, cortisol is continuously released throughout the body for several hours.
 
The reduction of what we perceive as stress and anxiety can be modulated by yoga practice as it can modulate your stress response systems, as medical evidence has shown
 
Modulating your stress response means emphasizing the parasympathetic nervous system, the rest and digest response, over the sympathetic nervous system, the stress response
 
The physiological benefits of that modulation are easy to understand now that you have read the differences between the two branches of the autonomic nervous system in Chapter 3: reducing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure, easing breathing and also increasing the heart rate variability, an indicator of the body’s ability to respond to stress more flexibly, an ability First Responders need to develop.
 
That is what we do with FRY. Sign up to FRY The APP and start your journey to your Mind-Body Wellness and Resilience.
 
We are here to help.

Movement & Mind Training in Mood Disorder Treatment

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Movement & Mind Training in Mood Disorder Treatment

 
Movement & Mind Training are tools to help Mood Disorder Treatment.
Keep reading to discover more.
 

Movement & Mind Training in Mood Disorder Treatment: Mood Disorder Treatment and Neuroscience

 
According to Neuroscience principles our brain can rewire the neural connections. These connections link together various lobes. They also link sensory input and motor output.
 
Our neuron connections constantly change in response to environments and life experiences. They change in number. They change in strength. This is Neuroplasticity: the changes in the number and strength of connections between our neuron. It plays an important role in treating the mood disorder.
 
Mood disorders can have a foundation in the quality and number of neuron connections. Neuroplasticity is key to good brain function. Brain malfunction may indicate that certain aspects of Neuroplasticity may be impaired.
 
The game changer is that we can reverse this process thanks to Neuroplasticity. In which way? Through exercising, training our mind and eating in a better way. 
 

Movement & Mind Training in Mood Disorder Treatment: Chemicals imbalance effect your mood.

 
The level of the protein called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) indicates Mood disorder.
 
BDNF is required for neuronal development early in life and for neuronal survival and function in the adult brain.
 
BDNF is a key molecule in Neuroplasticity. 
 
Stress or glucocorticoid exposures (steroid hormones used for the treatment of inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and cancer) decrease the level of BDNF in the hippocampus. Levels of BDNF are lower in the brains of people with depressive symptom (you can read more at this link)
 
The level of BDNF indicates the neurons’ ability to form new or stronger connections with other neurons. How can we increase the level of BDNF? Keep reading to find an answer.
 

Movement & Mind Training in Mood Disorder Treatment

 
Physical activity is considered a potential intervention for depression prevention (read more here at this link).
 
Exercise may be one of the best ways to promote healthy Neuroplasticity in parts of the brain that are implicated in depression.
 
Studies have shown that:
  • exercise (especially aerobic exercise) can increase the levels of BDNF in the brain
  • there is a correlation between more exercise and a bigger hippocampus, that means better regulation in learning and memory encoding.
Training the mind is another way to improve the brain’s Neuroplasticity mechanisms. You can reap that benefit by:
  • Challenging the brain by learning something new
  • Putting yourselfe in slightly uncomfortable situations
  • Practicing Mindfulness meditation.
 

You are what you think…and eat

 
Eating plays an important role in the neuron connection. This is due to:
  • The Gut-Brain Axis – It links the cognitive and emotional activity of the brain with the activity of the intestinal system. It is a channel by which the food we eat, after it is broken down into the gut by digestive enzymes, shapes our moods, our cognitive function, our reactivity to stress, our memory operations, how the brain ages, and much more.
  • The release of food-related hormones – Eating induces the brain to release “feel good” hormones, such as endorphins.
 

The role of sleeping in Mood Disorder

 
Mood disorders are found in one-third to one-half of patients with chronic sleep problems. Likewise, most patients with mood disorders experience insomnia (link to the study).
 
So we need to maintain a good sleeping regiment. Cutting out caffeine intake in the afternoon, winding down before bed, cooling the bedroom, and sleeping away from electronic devices can help.
 

Conclusion

 
FRY The Method offers techniques that will trigger the body resilience with movement.
FRY The Method trains your mind with meditation.
FRY The Method helps to relax your body with relaxation techniques.
 
If you have read the articles above, you can link the benefits of FRY The Method to your overall mind-body wellness.
 
Download FRY The APP at this link to start your Mind-Body Wellness journey right now.

Vision Board Energy Workshop – Create the Life You Wish to Live™. January 2023

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Vision Board Energy Workshop – Create the Life You Wish to Live™. January 2023

This VIRTUAL “Vision Board Energy Workshop – Create the Life You Wish to Live™” will guide participants in creating a VISION BOARD that will help guide their 2023.

A Vision Board is a collection of images, words, representations of what we wish to achieve and how we wish to live our life. It helps create self-awareness of what we desire. It plants the seeds to guide you towards your accomplishments.

This “Vision Board Energy Workshop – Create the Life You Wish to Live™” will:

– Introduce the Kundalini yoga practice for Prosperity. Prosperity does not only mean material wealth. It means to be wealthy in all aspects of life: health, love, happiness etc. Kundalini is the yoga of awareness, and we begin the workshop awakening our awareness.

– Guide participants in meditation, self-reflection and the creation of a Vision Board for 2023 – a visual representation of what they wish to achieve, using the energy cultivated.

– Lead participants through a Classical Yoga Nidra Practice to “create the life they wish to live ™”. Classical Yoga Nidra relaxes, rejuvenates and rebalances the mind, body and spirit, entering a deep state of relaxation and inner-awareness. Once in the optimal state of relaxed awareness we can visualize how we wish to live this life, planting the seeds to manifest.

– Close with fine-tuning of the individual vision boards.

 

Vision Board Energy Workshop – Create the Life You Wish to Live™. When?

Date: Sunday January 8th, 2023

Time: from 9AM to Noon

 

Vision Board Energy Workshop – Create the Life You Wish to Live™. January 2023. The Price and Ticket

Cost: $75.00CAD (plus HST and Eventbrite fee)

REGISTER EARLY and start collecting old magazines, markers, paints, art supplies you would like to use to create your masterpiece Vision Board. We recommend using a 8½ x11 cardstock or half of a 22-x-28 Poster Board, any colour.

NOTE: There will also be an additional mid-year Workshop available for which you may register to fine-tune your Board, with additional Kundalini and meditation energy.

Reserve your spot NOW at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/219211336007

We take care of YOU. Have a look at all our events and courses at this page: https://www.frycanada.com/events/

 

“Vision Board Energy Workshop – Create the Life You Wish to Live™”. Your Instructor

Julia (Dharma Gian Kaur) is an Advanced Sivananda Yoga Teacher, certified California College of Ayurveda (CCA) Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainer, and a Kundalini Yoga Teacher based in Ottawa, Canada. She has been teaching and providing CCA Yoga Nidra sessions in groups and privately for many years. She is currently the only Classically-based Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainer in Canada (CCA-YN). She is also a certified Canadian Fitness Professional (CanFitPro). She has over 1000 hours of yoga training, including trauma-informed movement. She has 2 sons who are First Responders which spawned the creation of F.R.Y. First Responders Yoga, of which she is co-founder and co-creator of F.R.Y. the APP.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Laws and was a practicing lawyer. She is currently writing and publishing in various journals on topics of wellbeing.

Julia is a Registered Yoga Alliance Instructor (RYT-500) and also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Julia has classed herself as a “mobile yoga provider” travelling to talk, teach and study.

“Meditation: How to?” 4-Hr Meditation course February 2023

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“Meditation: How to?” 4-Hr Meditation course February 2023

Deepen your meditation practice with this experiential “Meditation: How to?” 4-hour course to  immerse yourself into a deep meditation practice.

Eligible for 4-Hr Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

Meditation is a mind training. With this course you will learn what Meditation is, how to set up your personal practice, what is the science beyond Meditation. You will also explore, under the guidance of an experienced Meditator/Teacher the following Meditation techniques:

  • Gratitude Meditation

  • Reprogramming Meditation

  • Compassion Meditation

  • Abundance Meditation

  • Loving-kindness meditation (Metta)

Who is the course for?

Everyone. Everyone who wants to learn more about the power of Meditation. Everyone who wants to deepen their personal Meditation practice. Every yoga instructor who wants to learn more about Meditation.

Meditation is one of the 5 key elements in FRY The Method session.

 

“Meditation: How to?” 4-Hr Meditation course February 2023

The Time Table of the Course (times in EDT)

  • Saturday February 4, 2023: from 8 to 10:15am (15 minutes break)
  • Sunday February 5, 2023: fro8 to 10:15am (15 minutes break)

Certification: After completing this online “Meditation: How to?” 4-Hr Meditation course, you will receive a Certificate to upload in your Yoga Alliance dashboard if you are a YA Teacher.

 

“Meditation: How to?” 4-Hr Meditation course February 2023

The Cost (Canadian Dollars):

  • Early Bird: $124 (20% discount)+ HST + fee through Eventbrite before November 15, 2022
  • General Admission: $155.00 CAD + HST + fee through Eventbrite

“Meditation: How to?” 4-Hr Meditation course February 2023

The Ticket

Tickets available at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/387122713457

 

“Meditation: How to?” 4-Hr Meditation course.

Info about the Teacher

Sasy is a 500 hours Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). He has been lived and taught yoga in many studios in Northern Italy, in Fuerteventura (Spain), India (Mysore), Nepal (Pockara) and all of 2018 in Los Angeles (USA).

He also has some experience in Karma Yoga including Anand Prakash Ashram in Risikesh (India) where he led Vipassana Meditation and Karuna Home for Disabled and Orphaned Children in Bylakuppe/Mysore (India) where he taught Yoga in a Yoga Studio inside the Tibetan Camp 1. On March 2020 he completed his three months of Karma Yoga at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas.

Sasy is a former Italian Police Detective and chief who has spent 20 years serving the Italian Government in the field of crime and narcotics. Knowing very well the stress and all the consequences that First Responder service can bring into the personal life of every single officer or member, Sasy was inspired to offer training for First Responders. Drawing on his past in law enforcement and the knowledge he developed since 2005 in the fields of meditation, stress reduction, Yoga and trauma-informed movement, Sasy co-founded together with Julia Long, F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga Canada, a tool box mind body wellness that compiles breathwork, functional yoga movement, trauma informed Yoga, meditation and positive affirmation techniques, designed for First Responders by First Responders, tailored to their needs. And with the F.R.Y. The App the tools are available anytime, anywhere, when needed, at a push of a button.

In 2005 Sasy started his spiritual quest and decided to dedicate his life to yoga since 2014. 

He is the author of “The Key to Happiness” and “Yin Yoga“, two manuscripts in which he shares a glimpse of his personal spiritual journey, some easy-to-understand neuroscience about meditation and deep breathing, life-altering tools that transformed his daily living. in 2020 he co-authored his 3rd book together with Julia Long, “F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga. The Book“. All the manuscripts are available on Amazon, both paperback and digital formats. You can buy them at this link: https://www.frycanada.com/books/

Sasy has lead sessions at International Festivals, most recently at the International
Festival of Yoga, out of Dallas Texas (2020, 2021 and 2022) and Bliss Beat Festival in Alexandria Italy (2020). 

“Unlock Your Breath. The Road to Bliss” Breathwork Course January 2023

Breathwork Course Unlock the Breath The Road to Bliss

“Unlock Your Breath. The Road to Bliss” 6-Hr Breathwork Course January 2023

With this “Unlock Your Breath. The Road to Bliss” 6-Hr Breathwork Course you will get a profound understanding of breathing to take care of all the body-systems, your mind and move the awareness to a deeper level. 

In this on-line course eligible for 6 hours Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance you will learn how to use your breath to increase body’s energy, health and awareness. 

An intensive self-experience Breathwork/Pranayama course to:

  • Understand your breathing
  • Take care of your body/mind system
  • Deepen your awareness to move beyond the awareness sheath (awareness layer) to the bliss sheath (bliss layer)
  • Become aware of the deeper layers of the self

About the Techniques you will learn in this Breathwork course:

  • The Locks (Bandhas)
  • The Retentions of Breath (Kumbhakas)
  • Belly Breathing
  • Yogic Breathing
  • Alternate Nostrils Breathing (Anuloma Viloma)
  • Shining Skull Breathing (Kapalabhati)
  • Fire Breathing (Bastrika)
  • Humming Bee Breathing (Brhamari)
  • Equal Ratio Breathing (Samavritti)
  • Not Equal Ratio Breathing (Asamavritti)
  • Stepped Breathing (Viloma)
  • Mantra Breathing (Positive Affirmations Breathing)
  • Rolling Tongue Breathing (Sitali)
  • Smiling Breathing Breathing (Sithkari)
  • Ocean Sound Breathing (Ujjay)

You will also learn modifications to enhance and control these techniques to suit your own practice.

Who this course is for

Everyone. Everyone who wants to learn more about the power of breathing. Everyone who wants to deepen their yoga practice. Every yoga instructor who wants to learn more about Breathwork.

Breathwork is one of the 5 key elements in FRY The Method session.

“Unlock Your Breath. The Road to Bliss” 6-Hr Breathwork Course January 2023.

The Time Table of the Course (times in EDT)

  • Saturday January 21, 2023: from 8am to 11:15am (15 minutes break)
  • Sunday January 22, 2023: from 8am to 11:15am (15 minutes break)

Certification: After completing this online “Unlock the Breath. The Road to Bliss” 6-Hr Breathwork course, you will receive a Certificate to upload in your Yoga Alliance dashboard if you are a YA Teacher.

 

“Unlock Your Breath. The Road to Bliss” 6-Hr Breathwork Course January 2023. 

The Cost (Canadian Dollars):

  • Early Bird: $152 (20% discount)+ HST + fee through Eventbrite before November 1, 2022

  • General Admission: $190.00 CAD + HST + fee through Eventbrite

 

“Unlock Your Breath. The Road to Bliss” 6-Hr Breathwork Course.

The Ticket

Tickets available at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/386955794197

 

“Unlock Your Breath. The Road to Bliss” 

Info about the Teacher

Sasy is a 500 hours Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). He has been lived and taught yoga in many studios in Northern Italy, in Fuerteventura (Spain), India (Mysore), Nepal (Pockara) and all of 2018 in Los Angeles (USA).

He also has some experience in Karma Yoga including Anand Prakash Ashram in Risikesh (India) where he led Vipassana Meditation and Karuna Home for Disabled and Orphaned Children in Bylakuppe/Mysore (India) where he taught Yoga in a Yoga Studio inside the Tibetan Camp 1. On March 2020 he completed his three months of Karma Yoga at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas.

Sasy is a former Italian Police Detective and chief who has spent 20 years serving the Italian Government in the field of crime and narcotics. Knowing very well the stress and all the consequences that First Responder service can bring into the personal life of every single officer or member, Sasy was inspired to offer training for First Responders. Drawing on his past in law enforcement and the knowledge he developed since 2005 in the fields of meditation, stress reduction, Yoga and trauma-informed movement, Sasy co-founded together with Julia Long, F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga Canada, a tool box mind body wellness that compiles breathwork, functional yoga movement, trauma informed Yoga, meditation and positive affirmation techniques, designed for First Responders by First Responders, tailored to their needs. And with the F.R.Y. The App the tools are available anytime, anywhere, when needed, at a push of a button.

In 2005 Sasy started his spiritual quest and decided to dedicate his life to yoga since 2014. 

He is the author of “The Key to Happiness” and “Yin Yoga“, two manuscripts in which he shares a glimpse of his personal spiritual journey, some easy-to-understand neuroscience about meditation and deep breathing, life-altering tools that transformed his daily living. in 2020 he co-authored his 3rd book together with Julia Long, “F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga. The Book“. All the manuscripts are available on Amazon, both paperback and digital formats. You can buy them at this link: https://www.frycanada.com/books/

Sasy has lead sessions at International Festivals, most recently at the International
Festival of Yoga, out of Dallas Texas (2020, 2021 and 2022) and Bliss Beat Festival in Alexandria Italy (2020). 

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional. November 2022

Yin Yoga Approaching the functional

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional.

November 2022.

With this 20-hrYin Yoga. Approaching the Functional” course, starting November 2022, you will learn:

  • What is Yin Yoga 
  • Overview of CHI and Meridian channels, according to Chinese Medicine
  • What is the functional approach to Yoga
  • The differences between the performance and the functional-introspective approach that can be applied to all forms of Yoga
  • How to teach in a functional way
  • The 14 Skeletal segments and the 10 Muscles groups involved in the entire Yoga practice and not only the Yin practice
  • Why the skeletal variations are an important key to the functional training
  • The 5 Archetypal Yin Yoga Poses and their variations, that can be adapted to each and every student
  • Target Area of each posture 
  • And more

This 20-hrYIN YOGA. APPROACHING THE FUNCTIONAL” course is of interest to all people learning yoga to deepen your practice as well as to instructors who wish to deepen their understanding of functional movement in yoga.

 

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional.

November 2022. The Time Table of the Course

TIME TABLE OF THE COURSE (all times are in EDT):

  1. Saturday November 19, 2022: 12pm-16.15pm (15 minutes break)
  2. Sunday November 20, 2022: 8am-12:15pm (15 minutes break)
  3. Wednesday November 23, 2022: 7pm-9pm 
  4. Saturday November 26, 2022: 12pm-16.15pm (15 minutes break)
  5. Sunday November 27, 2022: 8am-12:15pm (15 minutes break)
  6. Wednesday November 30, 2022: 7pm-9pm + Graduation 

Certification will be delivered by email to the attendees who participate in the full course.

 

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional.

The Cost

COST (Canadian Dollars):

  • Early Bird: $400 (20% discount)+ HST before September 1, 2022

  • General Admission: $500 + HST thereafter

 

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional.

The Ticket

Tickets available at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/385603369057

 

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional.

Info about the Teacher

Sasy is a 500 hours Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). He has been lived and taught yoga in many studios in Northern Italy, in Fuerteventura (Spain), India (Mysore), Nepal (Pockara) and all of 2018 in Los Angeles (USA).

He also has some experience in Karma Yoga including Anand Prakash Ashram in Risikesh (India) where he led Vipassana Meditation and Karuna Home for Disabled and Orphaned Children in Bylakuppe/Mysore (India) where he taught Yoga in a Yoga Studio inside the Tibetan Camp 1. On March 2020 he completed his three months of Karma Yoga at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas.

Sasy is a former Italian Police Detective and chief who has spent 20 years serving the Italian Government in the field of crime and narcotics. Knowing very well the stress and all the consequences that First Responder service can bring into the personal life of every single officer or member, Sasy was inspired to offer training for First Responders. Drawing on his past in law enforcement and the knowledge he developed since 2005 in the fields of meditation, stress reduction, Yoga and trauma-informed movement, Sasy co-founded together with Julia Long, F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga Canada, a tool box mind body wellness that compiles breathwork, functional yoga movement, trauma informed Yoga, meditation and positive affirmation techniques, designed for First Responders by First Responders, tailored to their needs. And with the F.R.Y. The App the tools are available anytime, anywhere, when needed, at a push of a button.

In 2005 Sasy started his spiritual quest and decided to dedicate his life to yoga since 2014. 

He is the author of “The Key to Happiness” and “Yin Yoga“, two manuscripts in which he shares a glimpse of his personal spiritual journey, some easy-to-understand neuroscience about meditation and deep breathing, life-altering tools that transformed his daily living. in 2020 he co-authored his 3rd book together with Julia Long, “F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga. The Book“. All the manuscripts are available on Amazon, both paperback and digital formats. You can buy them at this link: https://www.frycanada.com/books/

Sasy has lead sessions at International Festivals, most recently at the International
Festival of Yoga, out of Dallas Texas (2020, 2021 and 2022) and Bliss Beat Festival in Alexandria Italy (2020).

 

 

Breathing eases Stress, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD.

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Breathing ease Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD.

Breathing eases Stress, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD. 2017 research focused on people with those Major Disease Disorder. These People showed inadequate antidepressant treatment response. They participated in a 8 weeks Sudarshan Kriya yoga practice (SKY). SKY is a breathing technique that eases those disorders. It is a sequence of specific breathing techniques:
– the Ocean Sound,
– abdominal breathing, the Bellows Breath/Skull-polishing breathing and
– retentions
 
The study is available on the National Library of Medicine at this link

 

How can Breathing eases Stress, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD.

SKY can ease those Major Disease Disorder. Mechanisms contributing to a state of calm alertness include:
– increased parasympathetic drive,
– calming of stress response systems,
– neuroendocrine release of hormones, and
– thalamic generators.
 
SKY is beneficial to treat stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, stress-related medical illnesses. Also it is a low-risk and a low-cost adjunct.
 
SKY is a public health intervention to ease PTSD in survivors of mass disasters. Yoga techniques enhance well-being, mood, attention, mental focus, and stress tolerance. What will maximize the benefits? Proper training by a skilled teacher and a 30-minute practice every. Health care providers play a crucial role in encouraging patients to maintain their yoga practices (see the part II of the study here)
 

FRY and Science Support

During the live class FRY streams 3 times a week, the breathing techniques above are a constant. We try to follow the tradition supported by science. We want our audience to believe in what we do with science support. You can find a list of research supporting FRY The Method on our website at this page.
Follow FRY The Method for a better life, for your mind-body wellness, for you and for the people you help on a daily basis.

5-Hour Online Workshop Overview in FRY The Method. January 28, 2023

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5-Hour Online Workshop Overview in FRY The Method. January 28, 2023

This 5-Hour Online Workshop in FRY The Method is of interest to:

  • First Responders (Dispatch, Paramedic, Police, Fire & Volunteer Services, and their management);
  • Yoga Teachers interested in future certification in FRY The Method and licensing to teach through the FRY The APP platform (paid) and/or In-Person FRY The Method Classes (paid). 

The 5-Hour Workshop does qualify for 5 Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Alliance for RYTs (Registered Yoga Teachers).

5-Hour Online Workshop Overview in FRY The Method Learning objectives

  1. Overview of FRY The Method, outlined in “F.R.Y. First Responders Yoga.The BOOK”, available on Amazon and digitized in FRY The APP, available for iPhone and Android
  2. Learn how to manage mental health, injury-prevention, stress and build resilience in active, high trauma jobs;
  3. Understand the science behind and impact of breathwork, functional movement (energetic yang and deep tissue stretching yin), relaxation techniques, positive affirmations and meditation on mind-body wellbeing; and
  4. Experience the effect of a FRY The Method class on the nervous system, the physical body and overall wellbeing;
  5. 1-to-1 consultation with cofounders after the workshop (to be booked in advanced).

5-Hour Online Workshop Overview in FRY The Method. How to Reserve your Spot

Reserve your spot now and start your journey towards your Mind-Body Wellness by clicking this LINK

More about FRY The Method

To develop FRY The Method, The Book, and The APP which is a digitization of the Book, FRY conducted dozens of interviews with First Responders and performed in-depth scientific literature reviews at various stages: when establishing FRY The Method, designing and developing FRY The APP, and during the APP testing phase.

Studies and interviews show that First Responders experience:

  • 5 times greater physical injuries, 
  • sleep disorders due to shift work, 
  • anxiety and inability to relax or “let go”, and 
  • 30 percent develop conditions such as depression and PTSD
  • It is important to note that these statistics are from BEFORE the past Pandemic Year. 

Three key complains they heard from First Responders were:

  • No time for self-care;
  • Timing of public classes do not fit they erratic shift; and
  • There is no one source for relaxation, meditation, movement and mind-quieting techniques, nor specific to their need 

FRY IS ALWAYS WITH YOU, EVERY TIME, ANYWHERE, 24/7 AT A PUSH OF A BUTTON

Enter FRY The APP. A toolbox for mind-body wellness and resilience, that compiles breathwork, functional yoga movement (energetic and passive deep tissue stretching), meditation and positive affirmation techniques, designed for First responders by First Responders, tailored to their needs. And with the APP the tools are available anytime, anywhere, when needed, at a push of a button 24/7 with no geographical limitation

Giving Back to Those Who Serve. This is our vision and from this FRY The Method and FRY The APPwere created. So the 5-Hr Workshop in FRY The Method.

5-Hour Online Workshop Overview in FRY The Method. September 25, 2022

FRY workshop

5-Hour Online Workshop Overview in FRY The Method. 

September 25, 2022

This 5-Hours Online Workshop in FRY The Method scheduled for September 25, 2022, is of interest to:

  • First Responders (Dispatch, Paramedic, Police, Fire & Volunteer Services, and their management);
  • Yoga Teachers interested in future certification in FRY The Method and licensing to teach through the FRY The APP platform (paid) and/or In-Person FRY The Method Classes (paid). 

The 5-Hour Workshop does qualify for 5 Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Alliance for RYTs (Registered Yoga Teachers).

5-Hour Online Workshop Overview in FRY The Method Learning objectives

  1. Overview of FRY The Method, outlined in “F.R.Y. First Responders Yoga.The BOOK”, available on Amazon and digitized in FRY The APP, available for iPhone and Android
  2. Learn how to manage mental health, injury-prevention, stress and build resilience in active, high trauma jobs;
  3. Understand the science behind and impact of breathwork, functional movement (energetic yang and deep tissue stretching yin), relaxation techniques, positive affirmations and meditation on mind-body wellbeing; and
  4. Experience the effect of a FRY The Method class on the nervous system, the physical body and overall wellbeing;
  5. 1-to-1 consultation with cofounders after the workshop (to be booked in advanced).

5-Hour Online Workshop Overview in FRY The Method. How to Reserve your Spot

Reserve your spot NOW for this 5-Hours Online Workshop in FRY The Method scheduled for September 25, 2022 and start your journey towards your Mind-Body Wellness by clicking this LINK

More about FRY The Method

To develop FRY The Method, The Book, and The APP which is a digitization of the Book, FRY conducted dozens of interviews with First Responders and performed in-depth scientific literature reviews at various stages: when establishing FRY The Method, designing and developing FRY The APP, and during the APP testing phase.

Studies and interviews show that First Responders experience:

  • 5 times greater physical injuries, 
  • sleep disorders due to shift work, 
  • anxiety and inability to relax or “let go”, and 
  • 30 percent develop conditions such as depression and PTSD
  • It is important to note that these statistics are from BEFORE the past Pandemic Year. 

Three key complains they heard from First Responders were:

  • No time for self-care;
  • Timing of public classes do not fit they erratic shift; and
  • There is no one source for relaxation, meditation, movement and mind-quieting techniques, nor specific to their need

FRY IS ALWAYS WITH YOU, EVERY TIME, ANYWHERE, 24/7 AT A PUSH OF A BUTTON

Enter FRY The APP. A toolbox for mind-body wellness and resilience, that compiles breathwork, functional yoga movement (energetic and passive deep tissue stretching), meditation and positive affirmation techniques, designed for First responders by First Responders, tailored to their needs. And with the APP the tools are available anytime, anywhere, when needed, at a push of a button 24/7 with no geographical limitation

Giving Back to Those Who Serve. This is our vision and from this FRY The Method and FRY The APP were created. So the 5-Hr Workshop in FRY The Method.