Yoga for anxiety – free tools & practices

In this space, I am offering LifeForce® Yoga tools to help bring your nervous system into balance, and minimize symptoms of your anxiety.  Try them out (more than once!)

Yoga is a practice.  And more than ever …  It’s Not About The Poses.

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FOLLOW THE MOVEMENT FLOWS DAY BY DAY & YOU’LL BUILD UP TO A FULL YOGA PRACTICE!

Saturday March 14, 2020

Click HERE  to hear about my upcoming offer – keeping ourselves grounded.  

“For most of us, the present moment is still a safe place to be”

Sunday March 15, 2020

Click HERE to learn a breathing practice that encourages a fuller inhale & a longer exhale. This technique helps bring on the relaxation response that calms symptoms of anxiety.  thumbnail dh

“When you’re naturally at ease, your body knows how to breathe. Use this practice to remind you how to breathe in the midst of anxious emotions or anxiety-provoking situations.”

Monday March 16, 2020

 Click HERE for a grounding meditation, focused on the ROOT chakra (energy center in the body). Can be done standing, or seated.

“The root chakra is associated with feelings of being grounded, supported, stable, safe and secure. Many of us have imbalances in this chakra these days, this is why I’m focusing on this energy center for our first meditation.”

 

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Click HERE for morning reading passage from the book “The Choice” by Dr. Edith Eva Eger. thumbnail the choice

“No matter how frustrating or boring or constraining or painful or oppressive our experience, we can always choose how we respond.”

Click HERE for the 20min. movement meditation, incorporating breath work and visualization for calm & peace.

 

 

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Click HERE for todays movement practice. This sequence is done supine (on your back). Great stretches for the lower back, hips, glutes, hamstrings, and opens up the front body with bridges and conscious breathing.  thumbnail supine

 

 

Thursday March 19, 2020

Click HERE  for my morning thoughts on that “roommate that rents space in our minds!”  Our thoughts become our reality. Using mantra to change the conversation. thumbnail2

Click HERE to practice the 3 part breath with me.  Belly, ribcage, upper chest. Learn to fill yourself up to the top! Feel the energetic shift.

Friday March 20, 2020

A poem by Danna Faulds. In yoga, we study a concept called non-duality. Literally, it means “not two”. We use meditation to recognize and accept that we as individuals and the world at large is not good/bad, happy/sad, sick/healthy, relaxed/stressed… WE ARE ALL, ALL OF THAT. Being at peace with this concept is a practice. The practice of yoga. 

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Click HERE to practice BREATH OF JOY. A great breathing practice when you’re feeling overly anxious and have lots of pent up energy to release. WARNING: must be done in a space where you can get LOUD!   Kids will love this :)

Saturday March 21, 2020

Click HERE for your 60 second morning  breathing practice. Gratitude for every breath.

Click HERE for our flow of standing postures!!  Warriors, Pyramid poses, Triangles, Chaturanga, Planks… they’re all there.  Enjoy, breathe & feel strong. ADAPT ALL POSES TO FEEL GOOD IN YOUR BODY!

 

Sunday March 22, 2020

Click HERE for your morning “food for thought” on GRATITUDE.  It’s also a practice. To be done, and over , and over again.

Click HERE to practice Setting an Intention (Sankalpa) and creating a Mantra for yourself.thumbnail for online practice

We create our reality by what we repeat to ourselves over and over again. Create a more positive conversation in your mind. Your energy will shift.

 

Monday March 23, 2020

 

“Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”  Click HERE  to hear about the physiological effects of the stress response, and the difference between the animal world, and us poor humans!

Click HERE to practice a 5-min stretch break with me & my guest Yogi “Oma”

Last but not least… a BEAUTIFUL “loving kindness” meditation to do anytime of day… this one was done in the evening before bed!  Experience it HERE. 

Tuesday March 24, 2020

 Click HERE for your balance postures.  Practice  strengthening your CORE and your FOCUS “muscles”!

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Wednesday March 25, 2020

Click HERE for your full body scan meditation, which can be done any time of day.

We have lost the ability to access the state of calm which exists deep within all of us; this body scan meditation will help you on your journey.

Thursday March 26, 2020

Click HERE for your core posture sequence!

Almost every posture in yoga is a core pose… core strength is key to keeping us stable, balanced, strong. And not just on our yoga mats! Read that again. PLEASE MODIFY ANY POSE TO FEEL GOOD IN YOUR BODY. Enjoy. Breathe fully. Feel. thumbnail core2

Friday March 27, 2020

Click HERE for your full 70min. Hatha yoga class.  Combining breathing practices, centering meditations, standing postures, flows and core poses.  Enjoy. Above all, make this practice work in YOUR body. Adjust any and all poses to suit your body’s needs in the moment.

 

Saturday March 28, 2020

Ever felt frozen with general anxiety and couldn’t take a breath?  Felt like you had an elephant sitting on your chest?

Click HERE for a crazy little tip that might just help you through a PANIC ATTACK.

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