Iyengar Yoga for Anxiety and Stress

Yoga For Relaxation
Iyengar Yoga for Anxiety and Stress. We have included this restorative sequence in our Travel Series because going away does cause anxiety for some – and many people have a fear of flying. However, this Iyengar yoga sequence is not just for travel anxiety and can be practiced at any time when you are suffering from stress. If you are using it for travel, it may be done at home regularly in the weeks before you travel. The different yoga sequences in our travel series will enable you to use yoga before, during and after a holiday or business trip to optimise your physical and mental health.
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The poses in this evening yoga sequence are not all suitable for complete beginners as it includes a chair sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand). However, we offer alternatives for those who don’t have a lot of experience. With regular practice and as you get used to the sequence, the breath and heart rate will start to become slower and you will be able to calm the mind and breath when you are in stressful situations .The yoga poses in this yoga class are:
Chest opening Savasana – Corpse Pose
Viparita Karani – Legs up the Wall
Chair Savangasana – Shoulder Balance with the chair
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana – Bridge Pose
Ujjayi Pranayama – Gentle Awareness of Breathing
Chest Opening Savasana – Corpse Pose

The equipment you will need is:
1 x yoga bolster (or a couple of pillows)
1 x blanket
1 x yoga or kitchen chair
4 x yoga pads or folded blankets

This is also a great bedtime yoga routine and will help with controlling insomnia.

Welcome to our channel, Yoga with Lin and Leo, for free online yoga classes. Safe, detailed instruction from experienced Iyengar yoga teachers.

This yoga sequence is Iyengar yoga for beginners but if you have never done yoga before and are looking for yoga for Complete Beginners, check out our Introductory Course: https://bit.ly/2HQw9Zs

Iyengar yoga teaches you how to work effectively with yoga props. In Yoga with Lin and Leo, we teach you how to bring yoga poses into your everyday life to improve, posture, balance, strength, flexibility and mental resilience.

Although this is a good place to find out about Iyengar Yoga and the benefits it can bring, we would always suggest that you find a certified Iyengar yoga teacher so that you can attend a class near you. This channel has yoga sequences to help you practice your yoga at home.

Regular yoga practice has been shown in studies to help with back pain, shoulder pain and neck and hip problems.

Learn to use your breath to open your chest. Yoga poses help you to connect with your breath which can assist with problems of anxiety, low mood and depression. When you are more experienced, you can start to develop your awareness of the breath and learn Pranayama (breathing) techniques, which in turn can develop into meditation; helping to develop mindfulness and a more tranquil approach to life.

Of course a yoga workout can be very energetic and will therefore help with weight loss. However, it is the mental attitude that yoga cultivates, which helps you to develop a good relationship with yourself, your body and how you chose to treat it.

If you have a more advanced yoga practice, look at our Yoga Pose Directory where some of the more challenging poses like Eka Pada Sirsasana, Bakasana, Head balance, handstands and backbends will be taught in some detail, as well as showing you techniques to prepare your body for the more demanding actions. Or see our Intermediate Yoga playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLTwDvdKnrC5JgZADTYF6apN7GLJy2BmI

Once you have completed the sequences for our Introductory Iyengar Yoga Course, try our 19 Days of Yoga series, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLTwDvdKnrC5GGGEhq_u2TFX3evL2JMov,
which are more dynamic sequences.

Subscribe to our channel; if you opt for notifications, you will be advised as new videos are launched. We will be posting videos for all levels but if you have never done yoga before or you want to re-visit some of the basics – then start here! Get out your mat and build the foundation of your own yoga practice with this 30 minute home yoga video. Enjoy!

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