Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Yoga for anxiety -Present moment- Part 2

Please click on the video below to watch, 'Yoga for anxiety -Present moment- Part 2 '-on my YouTube Channel.

Please read the disclaimer on the blog before following these videos -http://flexiladies.blogspot.co.uk/p/disclaimer.html

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.

A key teaching of yoga is to be in the present moment.  This helps quieten some of the chatterings of the mind for if we are in the present moment we cannot be fretting about the past or worrying about the future.  Indeed the present moment is all we have- the past has gone, the future is an unknown quantity no matter how much we try to shape it, so all we really have is now.  Many of us would like to change the past - we would have made different choices, etc. All we can do is keep the lessons learned from the past, keep the love and let everything else go - this is part of our spiritual growth. 

In the second video on present moment we focus on the breath to anchor us to the present moment. The breath is born with the inhale, dies with the exhale and is reborn with the next inhale. To get you used to tuning into your breath, I have chosen poses that have a noticeable effect on the breath which I will draw your attention to. We end the video with a meditation in which we focus on the breath to create soothing waves of relaxation in our body.

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