Yoga as a Tool for Wellbeing; Depression & Anxiety
Today's theme is Depression & Anxiety
Become aware of your thoughts - are they dwelling in the past, or worrying about the future? Yoga brings us back to the present moment, where life is much easier.
When you are depressed, there is a downward energy in your body. A slow flowing yoga practice is recommended. For anxiety, calming breath work, and poses to release tension.
Lion breath - to release anger and frustration. On your back, and then seated, leaning forward with fingers facing towards you.
As we practice, see if you can lift your heart a little bit higher / lead with your heart
Seated twist, lean side to side - release anger, head neck, shoulder shrugs
Cat Cow - help the nervous system; solid floor supporting you, awareness of drawing energy up and down.
Squat / slow Chair Flow- grounding energy
Mountain - awareness of feet, connection to the earth, root to rise
Standing Forward Fold - nourishing, soothing effect for the nervous system
Balance - standing 4 fold
Tree release emotions - Notice past/future > be present.
Partner Shoulder release - you’re not alone, trust your friends
Self massage - warm hands on kidneys/adrenals
Bee breath round - healing sound, moving chi
GUIDED RELAXATION - Hot Air Balloon