Yoga for Anxiety

Feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Use these yoga poses for anxiety to calm down and find your center anytime.

 

Big Toe Pose

  Big Toe Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand upright with your inner feet parallel and about six inches apart. Contract your front thigh muscles...

Bound Angle Pose

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  (BAH-dah cone-AHS-anna) baddha = bound kona = angle Bound Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Step by Step Sit with your legs straight out in front of you, raising your pelvis...

Bow Pose

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose): Step-by-Step Instructions This pose is so called because it looks like an archer’s bow, the torso and legs representing the body of the...

Bridge Pose

  (SET-too BAHN-dah) setu = dam, dike, or bridge bandha = lock Bridge Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie supine on the floor, and if necessary, place a...

Cat Pose

  Marjari = cat Cat Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start on your hands and knees in a “tabletop” position. Make sure your knees are set...

Cow Pose

  Cow Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start on your hands and knees in a “tabletop” position. Make sure your knees are set directly below your...

Easy Pose

  Easy Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Fold a thick blanket or two into a firm support about six inches high. Sit close to one...

Extended Puppy Pose

Extended Puppy Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Come onto all fours. See that your shoulders are above your wrists and your hips are above...

Extended Triangle Pose

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(oo-TEE-tah trik-cone-AHS-anna) utthita = extended trikona = three angle or triangle Extended Triangle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. With an exhalation,...

Fish Pose

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Traditionally Fish Pose is performed with the legs in Padmasana. Since Padmasana is beyond the capacity of most beginning students, here we?ll work either...

Half Moon Pose

The moon has a rich symbolic significance in yoga mythology. In hatha yoga, for example, the sun and the moon represent the two polar...

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

(JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna) janu = knee sirsa = head Head-to-Knee Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you....

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

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  Legs Up The Wall Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions The pose described here is a passive, supported variation of the Shoulderstand-like Viparita Karani. For your support you’ll...

Revolved Side Angle Pose

  Since most students can’t easily keep their back heel down in this pose, a modified version will be described here with the back heel...

Seated Forward Bend

(POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna) paschimottana = intense stretch of the west (pashima = west uttana = intense stretch) Seated Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with...

Staff Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions

Staff Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions
Staff Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with your legs together and extended in front of your torso. If your torso...

Standing Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions

(OOT-tan-AHS-ahna) ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend Standing Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana, hands on hips. Exhale and bend forward...

Upward Salute

(oord-vah hahs-TAHS-anna) urdhva = raised (or upward) hasta = hand Upward Salute: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. Turn your arms outward (or laterally) so your...

Yoga Therapy: What You Need to Know

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Just imagine, it’s Saturday morning and you’re all set to teach your usual open class, when a man walks in holding his head down....
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