“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” — Maya Angelou
Yoga for Anxiety
Five Wednesdays: Nov 6th – Dec 11th. 7:30 – 9:15pm
(skip Thanksgiving Eve)
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the pace of our lives or by the challenge of balancing work, family and social obligations. Anxiety tends to build on itself, maybe triggered by an event, then bolstered by other thoughts that create a bigger wave of anxiety.
This introductory course provides a basis for first noticing anxiety early in the cycle, before it becomes overwhelming. You will then develop breathing and mindfulness tools to be able to reduce anxiety and panic at any time. Finally, you will learn daily techniques to help keep anxiety in check, so you are less likely to experience episodes of panic.
Domonick applies his background in Cognitive Neuroscience to help you understand the brain’s stress/anxiety response and how these meditation and breathing techniques can help you change your brain over time to be less anxious.
The practice gives you a sense of efficacy, so you feel you can do something about your anxiety, instead of feeling overwhelmed by it.
Location: Namaste Yoga: Rockridge
Transformational Breathing Workshop
Sunday Dec 8th. 3:00-5:30 pm
We all recognize that breathing is important; but since it happens automatically, we tend to take it for granted. However, the breath is the cornerstone of yoga. Breath is directly related to Prana – our life-force energy. Without breath there is no energy, and there is no yoga. Breath is the cornerstone of my own home practice; my husband and I start each day with the Pancha Sahitas, one of the advanced pranayama techniques I include in this training.
Yogic Breathing can help develop good physical and mental health, build life-force energy to support longevity and cultivate states of relaxation and focus.
During this workshop, you will:
-Develop an easeful diaphragmatic breath.
-Explore breath techniques to calm the nervous system.
-Develop a greater sensitivity to how and where the breath moves in your body.
-Learn yoga postures for effectively opening and strengthening the accessory muscles of breathing to make your breath flow more easily.
-Practice advanced Pranayama Techniques to lead you to deep meditative states of relaxation and focus.
Cost: $40 – before 11/30; $50 – after
Location: Yoga Kula, Berkeley.
Register: with Yoga Kula.