Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Yoga for anxiety - strength to be with your fears

Please click on the video below to watch, 'Yoga for anxiety - strength to be with your fears' on my YouTube Channel.

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Please note-Please consult your doctor if you are having severe panic attacks or chronic anxiety - there is much a doctor can offer you that would complement your yoga practice such as Cognitive behaviour therapy or counselling which you could do alongside yoga. 

Please be aware that these yoga practices may take you to an emotional edge that can be very painful if you suffer from severe anxiety. Just as with a physical edge, you should back off if the emotions get too intense.  I would strongly advise you to check with your medical practitioner before undertaking these yoga practices.

Last week we focused on developing awareness of our fears and how they affect our minds and bodies.  We said that the sooner we become aware of fears arising in our bodies, the sooner we can deal with them - this can prevent the scenario where we become frantic with our fears or even have a panic attack.  

This week we are developing strength to be with our fears as a further stage in dealing with them.  There can be no doubt it can take courage to be with our emotions at times and no pose speaks of courage like the Warrior poses. For that reason I have included the Dancing Warrior sequence.  This includes Warrior 2 in which you can think of the back arm as representing the past and all the anxieties from the past that you want to let go of so that you can look to the future, represented by the front arm, without anxiety.  

We end the video with a meditation that will help you feel stronger in order to face your fears.


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