Yoga class: Yoga for Anxiety (short)

Author: | Last updated: February 24th, 2021 | Category: Yoga and Meditation | 14 Comments
Duration: 15 min
Level: Beginners
Props: No
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If you are in an anxious, stressed, panic mode and only have a few minutes to break this negative cycle, then this is a great yoga class for you. This 15-minute class will help you cope with your depression and anxiety by calming down your mind and body. You don’t need any prior experience practicing yoga to be able to do this class. The only thing you need is comfortable clothes and two cushions.

This class starts with a breathing exercise, where I will guide you to breathe in for four counts and breathe out for eight counts. When you’re in a stressed mode, your sympathetic nervous system is activated - the fight-and-flight mode. By keeping your exhalation longer than your inhalation, you will literally fool your body into a relaxed state, by instead activating the parasympathetic part of your nervous system - the rest-and-digest mode.

After this breathing exercise, I will continue to guide you through soft, relaxed and supported versions of the child’s pose, seated forward fold, supine spinal twist and finally supta baddha konasana. All of the poses are chosen for their ability to instantly calm your mind and body down.

Sending you love, happiness and ease!


Your yoga teacher at online-therapy·com

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Jan (February 24, 2021)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Loved this! very easy to do + effective!"

Hayleyj (February 04, 2021)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"really enjoyed this"

Marisqa (November 19, 2020)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I make this a daily habit. It really helps you calm down in panic moments."

Manisha (October 14, 2020)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"After doing it , I felt so relaxed and calm and also I am feeling that my whole body has woken up"

Manisha (October 07, 2020)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"It was very helpful and I was able to relax calmly for 20 minutes straight. It is really effective"

Channtelle (October 06, 2020)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"This really helped me with my anxiety and my trouble breathing"

Michelle (September 01, 2020)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Very relaxing and easy! thank you!"

Ali (August 30, 2020)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"realy helped"

R. (August 12, 2020)

Rating: [2 out of 5 stars!]

"Some of it was relaxing, but I couldn't do most of it. Maybe I'm the only one, but I couldn't sit back on my legs, not even close, or bend forward more than a few inches, or reach my knees. Many of the positions don't work when you're obese. I guess either yoga isn't for me, or my level is not even beginner."

Caroline P (May 08, 2020)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I really liked this short practice. I was looking for something to help me, in the moment, when my anxiety is escalating so i tried this. I feel a lot better, thank you"

Saidah (April 21, 2020)

Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"Very nice, light introduction. I appreciate it."

Gretchen (April 21, 2020)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Got rid of my sleeplessness headaches"

John (March 11, 2020)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Very good. Will try the others."

Sue (December 01, 2019)

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Changed my headspace. Thank you"