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 InstructionsStand upright with your inner feet parallel and about six inches apart. Contract your front thigh muscles...

Bound Angle Pose

 (BAH-dah cone-AHS-anna) baddha = bound kona = angle Bound Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Step by StepSit 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 InstructionsLie supine on the floor, and if necessary, place a...

Camel Pose

 (oosh-TRAHS-anna) ustra = camel Camel Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsKneel on the floor with your knees hip width and thighs perpendicular to the floor. Rotate...

Cat Pose

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

Cow Pose

  Cow Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsStart 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 InstructionsFold 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 InstructionsCome onto all fours. See that your shoulders are above your wrists and your hips are above...

Extended Triangle Pose

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

Fish Pose

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 InstructionsSit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you....

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

(vip-par-ee-tah car-AHN-ee) viparita = turned around, reversed, inverted karani = doing, making, action Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsThe pose described here is a passive, supported variation of the...

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 InstructionsSit on the floor with...

Staff Pose

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

Standing Forward Bend

(OOT-tan-AHS-ahna) ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend Standing Forward Bend: Step-by-Step InstructionsStand 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 InstructionsStand 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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