Move from Heartbreak › Stress/Anxiety

These practices have been specifically created and sequenced for watching online on Movement for Modern Life to reduce stress and anxiety you may feel in your life.
Within our anti-stress and anxiety series, we have a range of practices which include:

Yin-yoga

which cultivates a deep sense of awareness.The perfect antidote to urban life, Yin focuses on releasing and letting go via the deep musculature of the body and connective tissues, aiding physical, energetic, mental and emotional flexibility.

Restorative Yoga

is passive, designed to adjust the nervous system and rest the adrenal glands, enabling the body to move towards balance.

All of the practices on this site are designed to increase your awareness on the breath and movement, which will intrinsicly help you deal with any stress/anxiety you may feel in everyday life.

 

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  • Standing Tall24:20
    Standing Tall

    Joo Teoh

    This gentle yoga class, with some qi-gong movements is a perfect antidote for those of us who spend too much time sitting at desks each day. Also great if you're feeling like you could do with an emotional recharge, perhaps at the end of a long day, or when life is challenging. With standing poses and gentle strengthening poses, this class uses the power of intention to clear out a tough day and bring in the new. You will need two blocks and a strap.



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  • Healing Flow29:56
    Healing Flow

    Zephyr Wildman

    A warming enquiry into the body and mind. This class gently encourages you to face up to emotional pain and intuitively start to make a plan to heal. An essential for your emotional wellbeing toolbox.



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  • Loving Kindness Flow28:56
    Loving Kindness Flow

    Zephyr Wildman

    Be good to yourself so you can be good to others! With flowing movements to ease and strengthen the body, this class also works to sow the seeds of loving kindness deep within your soul.



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  • Twilight YINyasa31:39
    Twilight YINyasa

    Liz Lark

    Enjoy this beautiful yin class when you need a bit of a luxurious, supported pick-me-up, for your moon time or just before bed. A fantastic practice if you've had a tough day and you need a bit of TLC. Plenty of ease-ful, supportive poses - all supine or seated, no standing poses for added YIN-tastic vinyasa.



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  • Dealing with Overwhelm22:10
    Dealing with Overwhelm

    Mollie McClelland Morris

    Mollie shows us some really useful bodywork practices for when life just gets too tough and stressful, to create some space in your body, your tissues and your head. She uses tapping, breathwork and yoga - some of which you can learn and use at your desk for when life moves too fast. Optional prop: a blanket.



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  •  Yoga for Anxiety38:32
    Yoga for Anxiety

    Leila Sadeghee

    This is a yoga class for when your head is a 'swiling thought mess'. Class starts with some energetic jumping lunges (feel free to give these a miss if you're not up to them!) - then the class intersperses asana to open and release the hips with calming breath exercises. Suitable for all levels, although not everyone may be able to keep up with Leila's energy levels at the start of class, but persevere if you can! The remaining 30 minutes of yoga and breath-work is much more peaceful and bound to see your anxiety levels to calm and managable levels.



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  • Compassion through Slow Flow55:22
    Compassion through Slow Flow

    Bridget Woods-Kramer

    In this mindfully slow-flow vinyasa yoga class, Bridget explores the theme of compassion to ourselves. Class starts with a 10 minute discussion reminding us the importance of being compassionate to ourselves. The asana is a slow flow which focuses on the hips, with plenty of lunging work and variation. There is an opportunity for a handstand suppported by the wall or a partner and class finishes with a long, nourishing guided relaxation. You may need a belt, a wall and a partner could be handy too!



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  • Blue Valentine21:30
    Blue Valentine

    Leila Sadeghee

    Refresh your soul with this beautiful heart-opening practice. Leila leads an easy flowing vinyasa which opens the side body and chest and finishes with a luxurious supported backbend with some tips for self massage for added TLC.



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  • Nurturing Practice - Grief01:07:16
    Nurturing Practice - Grief

    Leila Sadeghee

    Take this grounding practice to nurture the body in times of grief or heartbreak. Steady and progressive standing sequence leading to hip-openers.



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  • Supported Practice for Slow Days31:32
    Supported Practice for Slow Days

    Liz Lark

    A restorative sequence featuring passive inversions to relax the brain. Attention is turned inward and focus turned on the breath to calm and restore the nervous system. This practice will be perfect for relaxing you before bed, but also great practice if you've done your exercise or 100 sun salutations and just want the yoga to work its magic. You will need access to a wall, blocks and a bolster.



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