When the demands of daily life leave us with the residue of stress and anxiety, practicing yoga can be effective in resetting the tone. Through a smooth practice, we work to get grounded through breath and movement while learning to monitor change so that anxiety and stress can be transmuted.
This week’s featured classes will settle your nerves and help ground you to the earth to rebalance.
- Meditation for Anxiety with Harshada Wagner: Learn to shift and manage the overwhelming energy of anxiety.
- Relief from Fear & Anxiety with Alex VanFrank: Release fear and anxiety and calm your mind and body. Reach a state of calm, through awareness of thought patterns, breathing practice and movement. Begin with restorative poses, using props to support you. Then, slowly move through several standing and seated poses stretching and loosening up your legs, hips, back and shoulders. Finish with a relaxing savasana. Props Needed: Two bolsters, a blanket and a chair.
- Reset After a Time of Anxiety & Stress with Mary: When the demands of daily life leave us with the residue of stress and anxiety, practicing yoga can be effective in resetting the tone. Through a smooth short practice, beginning on the back and connecting with your breath, then from sitting and then mindfully moving through Sun Salutations, we work to get grounded through breath and movement while learning to monitor change so that anxiety and stress can be transmuted.
- Relax & Refresh with Marc Holzman: These four restorative poses are perfect for reducing anxiety, grounding your energy, and soothing your nervous system. Props used: 1 bolster, 1-2 blankets, 1 strap, 1 block, eye pillow (optional but recommended).
- Let Go & Settle Down with Stephanie Snyder: This practice will promote letting go and settling down. Wether you have had a confrontation that you want to let go of or you are dealing with free-flowing anxiety from a hectic life, this sequence will help you turn in and recalibrate. We focus on hip openers and forward folds in this class, finishing with alternate nostril breath and yoni mudra. Prop Needed: A block.
- Release Fear with Felicia Tomasko: According to the teachings of Ayurveda, the home of the vata dosha, or air element in the body, is in the lower abdominal region, hips, pelvis and legs. This is where energetically we may store fear and anxiety. This deep practice will allow us to dive into the body and release these emotions stored in the tissues with long holds and attention to the breath. Props Needed: A block, a blanket and a bolster.