Yoga for anxiety
Yoga is an ancient practice involving exercise, breathing and meditation. The aim of Yoga is the integration of the mind, body and spirit.
In its simplest sense, Yoga is a series of stretching exercises which are performed mindfully with the focus on the breath.
However, there is much more to Yoga than this. Yoga helps us to increase our awareness of ourselves, unfold our potential, restore balance and increase vitality. It assists us in an ongoing process of self-discovery.
How can Yoga help me with anxiety or stress?
Yoga and meditation help you to build the connection between your mind and body. The more connected you become to your inner wisdom, the more likely you are to develop a calm, focused way of thinking, and to live a lifestyle that serves and enhances your body.
Even a gentle Yoga and meditation practice will lead you to develop the motivation to do what’s best for your health and well-being. You will find yourself naturally paying more attention to what and how you eat; and becoming more enthusiastic about regular exercise and other healthy lifestyle choices.
Increased feelings of inner calm and well-being will develop as you include a regular practice of Yoga into your life.
Do you include Yoga in the sessions?
It is often impractical to include Yoga within our therapy sessions due to space and time constraints. However I do often incorporate Yogic breathing techniques and some gentle basic stretches to help you relax your body and prepare for the deep relaxation you will experience during hypnotherapy.
Often clients report that they have been inspired to join a Yoga class after undergoing therapy with me, and I actively encourage this, as a Yoga class is enormously beneficial for general health and well-being.