This session looks at Anxiety and how to work with Restorative poses.
Anxiety happens as a normal part of life. It is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, and can be useful for alerting to danger.
Persistent anxiety can interfere with work, concentration or sleep. For some people, anxiety can become excessive, and while the person suffering may realize their anxiety is too much, they may have difficulty controlling it and it may negatively affect their life.
There are a wide variety of anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder to name a few. Collectively, they are among the most common mental disorders experienced by Americans according to the NIMH – anxiety disorders
- generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),
- panic disorder,
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and
- social phobia (or social anxiety disorder).
We look at the physical and psycho-emotional aspects of anxiety, working with Classical Chinese Medicine theory of Stomach and Spleen Meridians.