YOGA FOR ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
HOW CAN A REGULAR YOGA PRACTICE HELP?
Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health issues affecting millions of people in our society. Many of us may struggle with these issues at some point in our lives.
YOGA REDUCES ANXIETY & DEPRESSION AND PANIC
My specialist yoga therapy classes are calm and restorative, relaxing your body and mind. When practiced regularly, yoga can reduce your sympathetic nervous system’s fight-or-flight response, which can cause inflammation of all kinds and wreak havoc on your mind and body. Yoga practice involves focusing on the breath and slow movements, which can help trigger your parasympathetic nervous system, reducing the by-products of stress and feelings of anxiety.
In yoga, breath awareness is key, I teach breath awareness throughout every practice, and provide participants with valuable tools and techniques to adopt throughout their daily lives. Such techniques are invaluable to those suffering from panic attacks and stress. This is one of the reasons I fell in love with yoga, the tools I have learnt and
have adapted are the tools that I used to heal myself.
Try this simple exercise below:
BREATHE ALONG TO THIS..... NICE AND SLOW.
Begin by breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth.... and then gradually breathing in the nose and out through the nose
BREATH COMES IN, BREATH GOES OUT.
Through a mindfulness yoga practice, participants become anchored
into the present, pulling all focus onto their body. Anxiety is defined as
"a persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about the future." The
ability to draw the mind back to the present is therefore an incredibly useful way to steer away from those toxic thoughts about the future.
As you practice yoga and become mindful of not just your body, but also of your thoughts and emotions, you will become more connected to and mindful of your environment, your community, and the world around you.
REGAIN CONTROL OF BODY AND MIND
Anxiety often feels like a lack of control. Yoga will ultimately put the participant back into a state where they are able to take that control back, an understanding that they are in charge and not the anxiety.
Through regular practice, yoga will help the participant to build their confidence, achieve new possibilities and learn to love themselves, exactly as they are. Yoga forces us to look at every single part of our body, from the top of our heads right down to the tips of our toes. It is one of the most crucial elements of the practice. This technique helps you to break down your physical self when anxiety strikes. You can engage in introspection in a calm and collected way.
Anxiety can cause your body to tense up, particularly in the neck, shoulders and back. Yoga helps the participant to release that tension, allowing the body to become free and more open.
BRINGS PEACE AND CALM
Let's not forget that undeniable sense of serenity yoga provides you with. The mixture of the deep movements, calm setting, gentle instructions and beautiful music work together to build the ultimate tranquillity. And when anxiety attacks, tranquillity is exactly what you need.
SO DON’T DELAY, TAKE THAT LEAP TOWARDS YOUR HEALING AND
START YOUR YOGA PRACTICE WITH ME
ONLINE PRIVATE SESSIONS
Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, all of my sessions are now online.
Online Yoga Therapy is very effective and is an ideal solution for individuals seeking emotional help and guidance during this difficult period.
This service is being offered at a discounted therapist rate to make it more accessible.
The virtual technology is very easy to work.
Please contact me to book on 07583709399