Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Yoga for anxiety - Present moment- Part 1

Please click on the video below to watch, 'Yoga for anxiety -Present moment- Part 1 '-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.

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.  

But how do we anchor ourselves to the present moment?  In this video we are tuning into body sensations to bring ourselves in the present moment.  To start us off I have chosen poses that create strong sensations. While strong sensations are one thing, pain is another so if you need to, come out of the pose and take a rest.  

We end with a meditation to help connect to the sensations of anxiety in your physical body and be with them until they subside.

Hope this helps,

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