Yoga for Depression & Anxiety

Through the healing power of awareness of our physical body via Svadyaya (self study) and Ishvara-Pranidhana (surrender) we can connect to our own innate healing power through postures, breath and meditation. We create a deep connection and union of mind, body and spirit to balance the energies and enhance our sense of well-being.

Bridge pose promotes strength and core stability while opening up the hips and creating centering and grounding

Bridge pose promotes strength and core stability while opening up the hips and creating centering and grounding

Spinal Balance on the wall creates a strong base, deepening core stability and releases anxiety

Spinal Balance on the wall creates a strong base, deepening core stability and releases anxiety

Cat/Cow connects mind to body with breath, creates grounding and promotes blood flow through spine, which houses the central nervous system

Cat/Cow connects mind to body with breath, creates grounding and promotes blood flow through spine, which houses the central nervous system

Sun Salutations promote circulation, connect mind to body and build energy

Sun Salutations promote circulation, connect mind to body and build energy

Warrior 2 is a strength building and stabilizing pose to promote self confidence

Warrior 2 is a strength building and stabilizing pose to promote self confidence

Legs up the wall creates a deep sense of release through the hips, promotes venous blood return and overall calming effect

Legs up the wall creates a deep sense of release through the hips, promotes venous blood return and overall calming effect

Deepens awareness of the breath and increases oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide output

Deepens awareness of the breath and increases oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide output

Using the right hand, plug the right nostril with the thumb and inhale through the left, plug the left nostril with the ring and pink and exhale right. Inhale back through right and exhale left. This completes one cycle. This balances the energies and creates balance

Using the right hand, plug the right nostril with the thumb and inhale through the left, plug the left nostril with the ring and pink and exhale right. Inhale back through right and exhale left. This completes one cycle. This balances the energies and creates balance

Breath of Joy removes negative energy, increases positive feeling of joy and happiness

Breath of Joy removes negative energy, increases positive feeling of joy and happiness

Yoga For PTSD

Through the healing power of awareness of our physical body via Svadyaya (self study) and Ishvara-Pranidhana (surrender) we can connect to our own innate healing power through postures, breath and meditation. We create a deep connection and union of mind, body and spirit to balance the energies and enhance our sense of well-being.

Increases oxygen to brain, stimulates vagus nerve, creates sense of calm.

Increases oxygen to brain, stimulates vagus nerve, creates sense of calm.

The psoas is directly linked to the Sympathetic nervous system. Releasing the psoas can help to bring us into the parasympathetic NS.

The psoas is directly linked to the Sympathetic nervous system. Releasing the psoas can help to bring us into the parasympathetic NS.

Stimulates the vagus nerve encouraging the parasympathetic nervous system and connects into our inner self.

Stimulates the vagus nerve encouraging the parasympathetic nervous system and connects into our inner self.

Creates a sense of connection to mind and body through the breath and increases oxygen uptake as well as carbon dioxide output

Creates a sense of connection to mind and body through the breath and increases oxygen uptake as well as carbon dioxide output

Using our right hand thumb to plug the right nostril, inhaling through the left, using our pinky and ring finger to to plug the left, exhaling through the right. Inhaling back through the right and then exhaling back through the left. This completes one full cycle. Creates balancing of energy and nervous system.

Using our right hand thumb to plug the right nostril, inhaling through the left, using our pinky and ring finger to to plug the left, exhaling through the right. Inhaling back through the right and then exhaling back through the left. This completes one full cycle. Creates balancing of energy and nervous system.

Creating a slight restriction through the back of the throat with the glottis, inhaling and exhaling through the noise. The sound should be slightly audible like a whisper. Creates a deep connection to the body and brings awareness into the now.

Creating a slight restriction through the back of the throat with the glottis, inhaling and exhaling through the noise. The sound should be slightly audible like a whisper. Creates a deep connection to the body and brings awareness into the now.

Chair Yoga

There's never a bad time to do yoga so any time you find yourself sitting in a chair, take a few minutes every hour to do some yoga!  I have included poses to help increase circulation, increase mobility in the joints and spine, open up our chronically tight chest and hips, gain strength and balance and of course we end with legs up the wall for some venous blood return and an opportunity to breathe deeply and take time to be grateful!  Click through the images below and feel free to reach out to me with any questions info@breatheatjjsfolly.com.  ENJOY AND TAKE TIME TO BREATHE!