Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Yoga for anxiety - truth, insight and wisdom

Please click on the video below to watch, 'Yoga for anxiety - truth, insight and wisdom'-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.

The intention behind this week's video is to know the truth of our fears and anxieties.  If we can recognise that some of our fears and anxieties are unfounded - they are just our ego's attempts to keep us safe - we can then let them go. Of course, to know and challenge the truth of fear and anxiety we need to have insight and wisdom. For this reason, this week, we are working with the upper chakras - the throat chakra for truth, the third eye chakra for insight and the crown chakra for wisdom.

We start the video by chanting 'om' to awaken the crown chakra.  We then work with the spinal energy series to bring energy up to the upper chakras before practicing poses specific to the upper chakras.

We include Eagle pose, symbol of power, intuition and wisdom.

We end the video with a 'walk through the chakras' to realise the wisdom that we already have.


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