style: Anatomy, Yoga therapy, pain, restorative
duration: 60 min
Anxiety disorders, including depression, are the most common mental illness in the US affecting 40 million adults18 and older, or 18% of the population. There are many different treatments for depression, ranging from types of psychotherapy and medication to nutrition, diet and alternative therapies, including Therapeutic Yoga.
Anxiety happens as part of life; an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, which can alert us to danger. The calming and regulating effects of Restorative Yoga can facilitate healing and affect deeper levels of the body and mind.
This is an exploration of yoga as movement science, examining basic biomechanic principles for energy efficiency and injury prevention. Emphasis is on alignment and sequencing, as this is a foundation for a balanced practice.
Emotional health helps us manage day-to-day stress, maintain calm and productive relationships. Common health issues of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addiction, and other stress disorders can take a great toll on our emotional stability.
The calming and regulating effects of Restorative Yoga can facilitate healing and affect deeper levels of the body and mind. Cora gives an overview of how poses can affect Anxiety, Depression and Grief. We review Supta Baddha Konasana, and how to work with Restorative Yoga and Grief., and how it differs when working with Anxiety or Depression. There are subtle differences that can have a great effect. Changing the height, or props in a pose can affect the nervous system to produce a calming or stimulating effect.
Working without interest in the outcome relieves us of the burden of ego. The mind becomes fully occupied with the action of the moment, while judgments and concerns are put temporarily on hold. Becoming immersed in selfless reflection produces a lightness of being.
Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has built her reputation as an internationally acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher.Learn more about Cora