Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Yoga for anxiety - awareness of anxiety

Please click on the video below to watch, 'Yoga for anxiety - awareness of anxiety' 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.

If you have chronic anxiety, you will know that as well as a racing mind, anxiety can be felt in your body.  It might be a tightness in your chest, your tummy doing handstands, or tension in your neck and shoulders.  Your breathing might also become quick and shallow.  

The quicker we can become aware of anxiety building in our minds, the physical signs of anxiety and changes to our breathing pattern, the quicker we can take steps to detach ourselves from that anxiety.  In this week's yoga video therefore we will practice awareness - of our minds, our physical bodies, and our breath.  We end with a meditation to increase awareness of our senses.

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