Rooted: Yoga for Stress +Anxiety4-class Series
If you are feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, stuck in your head, ruminative, ungrounded, unable to unwind, or like you’re revving or spinning, then this series may be for you.
This series includes four 75-minute yoga classes
In these classes, we spend time doing breathwork, writing and restorative yoga poses that help us move out of our head and into our body + the parasympathetic nervous system.
The intention of this class is to have a space to practice coming home to yourself, learning more about what your anxiety means and how to support yourself.
No prior yoga experience necessary.
Time & Dates:
Sundays from 6:30-7:45pm
April 9, 16, 23 + 30th, 2023
Place: 1170 Broad Street (in person)
Attendance in all 4 classes is requested.
Kellsey Calhoon, Registered Psychologist and Yoga Teacher
Why Yoga for Anxiety? Here are just a few reasons:
– Yoga, meditation, mindfulness and breathwork have been found to play significant roles in regulating our stress response, or the parasympathetic nervous system. It can help bring us out of “Fight or Flight” mode back into safety and connection with ourselves and others.
– Anxiety is not who we are, but rather a powerful emotional pattern. Yoga can support us in resetting our emotional wiring and building new body experiences.
– Anxiety tends to be future-oriented. Yoga, meditation, mindfulness and breathwork are practices that bring us into the present moment, returning us to our bodies and helping us find safety and trust within.
– Yoga addresses the mind-body relationship. So often we may have a relaxed body, and a jacked-up mind, or vice versa. Yoga helps to support muscular relaxation while also lowering the emotional reactivity of the mind, and bring the body and mind into harmony.
– Present-moment awareness allows us to become more aware of the unpleasant sensations in our body and the automatic thinking patterns of our mind. The practice of yoga helps us to increase our tolerance for the discomfort of our sensations or emotions, and helps us learn how to step out of negative and unhelpful thinking patterns.