Nervous System Overview + Heart Rate Variability — Anatomy for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the anatomy (structure) and physiology (functions and relationships) of the nervous system.


Understand the foundational anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.


Define the nervous system and its functions. Explain what is included in the central nervous system (CNS), peripheral nervous system, somatic and autonomic nervous systems. Explain what is associated with the sympathetic nervous system and with the parasympathetic nervous system. Define heart rate variability (HRV) and what it indicates.


afferent neuron, autonomic nervous system (ANS), central nervous system (CNS), efferent neuron, heart rate variability (HRV), interneuron, nervous system, neuron, neurotransmitters, parasympathetic nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system, sympathetic nervous system

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