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Meditative Relaxation

Let Meditative Relaxation balance your mood and connect you with your true essence!

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Breathe to Beat the Blues CD

Everyone feels the blues from time to time. In this breathing practice for the blues, you will be invited to flood your body with breath through the practice of ten pranayama breathing exercises that will lift your mood. You can also use this practice if you are feeling anxiety by selecting the bands suggested in the liner notes.

Let Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression, lead you through a sequence of ten pranayama breathing exercises to help you calm your mind and elevate your mood.

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LifeForce Yoga Nidra CD

Yoga Nidra is a form of meditative self-inquiry that, while relaxing the body, opens the mind to greater discernment and self-awareness, and the heart to love and acceptance of what is. It is a powerful tool for clearing away your limiting beliefs and emotions and for living from a more balanced (sattvic) state of mind. Practiced regularly, it can be a pathway to awakening.

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LifeForce Yoga Bhavana CD

Align heart and mind to find your life’s mission. This guided relaxation experience (Bhavana) helps you reconnect with the burning bush in your heart and say “yes” to that heart’s desire and to Yourself.

This original and inspiring bhavana practice from the award-winning author of Yoga for Depression incorporates mantra, pranayama breathing, some gentle stretching, and a writing exercise.

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LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing CD

The LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation (LFYCCM) is a technique that combines several strategies to meet anxiety and depression and bring the practitioner into balance with a clear, calm and focused mind. Amy Weintraub teaches and leads two versions–one for anxiety and one for depression, along with a discussion of the psychological aspects of the chakras.

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Mantra Chanting

Mantra Chanting with Rose CD

This instructional CD will teach you 6 popular mantras, including Atma Hrdaye, Lokah Samasta, Asato Ma, The Gayatri Mantra, Maha Mrityunjaya, and Purnamada. Each mantra is broken down in call and response form so that you can learn the chant. Then each mantra is chanted 27 times, providing you an opportunity to dive deeply into the chant. Repeating the track 3 times will enable you to chant the mantra with me 108 times – the amount of beads on a prayer necklace. You may even find yourself meditating with ease has the repetitions complete.

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Compassionate Practice MP3

Downloads are only available for home computers, will not work on smart phones or tablets In this Keynote address, presented at the Kripalu Yoga Teacher’s Association annual Conference at Kripalu Center, 10/2006, Amy addresses the need to be compassionate towards one’s self as we cultivate awareness and live consciously in a world full of suffering

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Daily Home Practice: Warm Up & LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation

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Yoga for Depression – Change Your Body, Change Your Mind

Do you or someone you know suffer from depression or anxiety? You’re not alone. Depression affects 121 million people worldwide. In this two-part recorded webinar download, Amy Weintraub illuminates the many ways yoga offers natural relief for depression and how it currently is being integrated into mental health care, yoga therapy and in group classes for special populations. She talks about the yogic principles that support yoga for depression and anxiety and introduces the specific yoga strategies she has found to be most useful in assessing and resetting mood.

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Yoga Techniques to Lift Your Mood: Simple Yoga Practices for Depression and Anxiety

In this powerful webinar, Amy will show examples of powerful hand mudras anyone can do to calm and center us, as well as key calming breathing practices that will ground and balance mind and emotions during stressful and challenging times. Amy will also touch on the process of yogic self-inquiry – non-dual strategies to help us move beyond “our story,” become more aware of mental habits that don’t serve us, and adopt a broader and more balanced perspective on life.

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What People Say

“I integrate strategies like mantra tones and pranayama, but above all I invite myself and those I teach to cultivate svadhyaya, to practice self-observation without judgment.” — Barbara Sherman, RYT 200, LFYP, Tucson, AZ
I absolutely love this stuff! I have been using it with my clients and I am just finding it to be so incredibly helpful. There seriously something for everything. Although I am not as skilled as I hope to be someday, even at my level of training I’m finding that I am beginning to figure out what to do. It just blows my mind! - Christine Brudnicki, MS, LPC
“I came hoping to learn to move past some of the obstacles blocking my creativity. Over the course of this weekend, I feel I’ve gained a certain measure of faith in myself and in my ability to change. I also had some realizations that I believe will be very helpful to me. I feel encouraged. Both the content and presentation of this program were so well-thought out that I can’t think of any way to improve it.” — Andrea Gollin, writer & editor, Miami, FL
“My personal practice will change, as well as my yoga classes. I have a better understanding of yoga!” — Andrea Gattuso, RYT, Yoga Teacher, Hackettstown, N.J.
“I have found the pranayama (breathing practices) especially easy to introduce in a clinical setting. Some people have benefited quickly in unexpected and transformative ways.” — Liz Brenner, LICSW, LFYP, Watertown, MA
“I feel profoundly transformed, both physically and emotionally. The connection between mind, body and spirit was clearly evident to me, but revealed to me through this workshop as an integrally vital link to overall health.” — Nadine Richardson, program manager at rehab agency, Monroe, CT
“I began a fantasy during the meditation exercise... almost as if I’d been there. It’s now an on-going work of fiction.” — Serian Strauss, Tanzania
“I have been reminded that I am not on this path alone, that others are sharing the journey that sometimes seems so difficult. I have also been reminded of the importance of daily practice and I will do that. The whole program has been an incredible experience for me. Thank you!” — Lorraine Plauth, retired teacher, Voorheesville, NY
“Yoga Skills for Therapists is the ideal resource for those who want to bring yoga practices into psychotherapy or healthcare. Weintraub, a leader in the field of yoga therapy, offers evidence-based, easy-to-introduce strategies for managing anxiety, improving mood, and relieving suffering. Helpful clinical insights and case examples emphasize safety, trust, and skillful adaptation to the individual, making it easy to apply the wisdom of yoga effectively in the therapeutic context.” — Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author, Yoga for Pain Relief, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Yoga Therapy
“My life is already changed! I will use the tools I learned in my own practice and in my work. I feel safe and seen.” — Susan Andrea Weiner, MA, teacher/expressive arts facilitator, El Cerrito, CA.
“Words do not do justice to all that I learned. This workshop changed my life!” — Jen Nolan, Teacher, Cortland, NY
“Giving my clients a strategy and permission to quiet their minds and rebalance the sympathetic nervous system has been very beneficial to them and in our work together.” — Sue Dilsworth, PhD, RYT 200, LFYP, Allendale, MI
“This program changed my life in a significant way. It helped me connect with the spirit which is something you can’t get from psychotherapy and medication.” – G. W., artist, Pittsburgh, PA
“This workshop has changed so much — my self-image and my life. My own heart’s desire is 100% clear. I gained tools to help myself and others to live life fully.” — Marcia Siegel, Yoga teacher, therapist, Carlsbad, CA.
“This workshop helped me rededicate my energies and begin to work through some of the blocks I’ve felt creatively.” — Steve Mark, college professor, New Haven, CT
“I learned lots of ways to reduce the anxiety and depression of my patients and myself.” – Aviva Sinvany-Nubel, PhD, APN, CNSC, RN, psychotherapist, Bridgewater, N.J.
“I have found the LFYP training to be incredibly useful in giving people specific tools to use in maintaining physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance, and further opening their intuitive abilities.” — Nancy Windheart, RYT-200, LFYP, Reiki Master, Animal communication teacher, Prescott, AZ
“I gained perspective of who I am in the world and this will change my life significantly.” — Mary Ford, artist, Southport, CT
“I utilize the LFY techniques in both a class room setting and one-on-one environment. The skills have infused my teachings with compassion, mindfulness, and awareness.” — Kat Larsen, CYT, LFYP
“I have gained an incredible opening and clearing of old obstructions. I hope to return to my life and fill this opening with things I love to do and that give me joy!” — Lisa Shine, administrative assistant, Ballston Lake, NY
“A client who returned said, "When I came before, you helped me understand and get where I wanted to go. Now you show me yoga practices I use to help myself understand and get where I want to go.” — Sherry Rubin, LCSW, BCD, LFYP, Downingtown, PA
“My patients can now have the same effects as many medications without having to actually take medication!” — Deborah Lubetkin, PSY.D, LFYP, West Caldwell, NJ
“I gained tools for working with my own depression and with my clients’ depressions.” — Robert Sgona, LCSW, RYT, psychotherapist, Yoga teacher, Camden, ME.
“I have gained a softer heart, more receptive mind, and tools to enrich both personal and professional aspects of my life.” – Regina Trailweaver, LICSW, clinical social worker, Hancock, VT.
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