Movement and Meditation for Anxiety

Do you suffer from anxiety? I have. And I do. Just when I seem to have it all “under control”, life seems to have a way of laughing in my face and reminding me that there are yet untested areas just waiting to stretch me out of my comfort zone.

Anxiety can be almost overwhelming when it wraps you up in its dark embrace. In spite of a long-standing meditation practice, I have found that when anxiety and fear grip me tightly, meditation alone is often not enough to help me find inner peace and calm. When my frantic energy levels are ramped up and my body is contracted in an instinctive need to protect myself, I have to find ways to release tension and promote relaxation.

Thankfully there are simple, gentle yoga postures, deep rhythmic breathing and mindful movements that can open up tight areas that are literally binding tension and stress to our bodies. We will experience them in our workshop and help you open up your heart and your mind, releasing tension and stress with every mindful breath and movement.

As well, there are meditations that can help to build inner resources of safety, calm, peace and self-compassion to ease the mind’s preoccupation with anxiety and fear. We will share some of them with you, and give you some meditation practices that you can use every day at home.

You do NOT require any experience in yoga or meditation to participate in this workshop. It is open to anyone who experiences anxiety and would like to find tools to alleviate these difficult emotions.

Our next workshop is being held at Radiant Joy Yoga, in Uxbridge on November 17, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:00. CLICK HERE to register on the Radiant Joy website.