Do you struggle with anxiety? Are you looking for tools to add to your toolbox?
LifeForce Yoga can help. Using adapted and accessible yoga tools, you can learn how to harness your nervous system and ease anxiety. Easy to do yoga meditation exercises can help you….
- Dramatically reduce anxiety
- Increase energy for your daily life
- Reduce levels of anger and depression
- Research shows they can even change your brain
Our brains are programmed to see danger where there is none. Anxiety is evolution’s gift to and it’s curse on our species. Our species has been ever on the lookout, hyper-vigilant, wary of attack. Those who were careless or a little too laid back in the face of a grizzly or an invader didn’t survive.
Anxiety is nothing new. What’s new is that we are more alone with it. Gone is the village square where are grandparent’s gathered. Even the dining room table where our families gathered to tell the stories of their days at the office, or on the farm or in school is fading from view. We each have our own device to watch the programs of our choice. Our families are spread out, dislocated, divorced. The village no longer raises the child. We are hooked in, wired, with hundreds of Facebook friends, but with no one to call when we’re feeling lousy.
Make sure to visit the Free Mood Management Practices for free tools!
Whether it’s your weekly yoga class or a weekend workshop, yoga can connect us to a sense of like-hearted others, reducing feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety. In Sanskrit, we call it sangha or kula, and it means community. If you’re looking for a workshop to reconnect with your own authentic Self beneath your anxious thoughts and to connect authentically with others:
By lengthening the exhale in breathing practices, we turn on the calm brain effect. Learn how to hack your nervous system with simple yoga tools in our online program Stress Busters!
Chanting Om has been shown to deactivate the limbic brain—a very good thing if you’re stressed. The LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation CD (downloadable) has both a calming version for anxiety and a mood-elevating version for depression:
If you’re a yoga teacher or health and healing professional and would like more information of the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for Anxiety and Depression, CEU’s:
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