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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  • Beginners 4: Twist to unwind 20:00
    Beginners 4: Twist to unwind

    Clare Beagley

    Twists help you feel yourself again. So whether you’re stiff, stressed-out, sluggish, or plain out of sorts, Clare’s simple twist practice will leave you feeling grounded and re-energised. Perfect for morning or evening.



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  • Easy Hips: 110:00
    Easy Hips: 1

    Leila Sadeghee

    Tight or painful back, legs or hips? Take this easy series with Leila and benefit from this easy to follow straightforward routine. Easy and effective pain relief and maintenance for those of you who are new to yoga, who are working with injuries or those with very limited time. Props: Yoga block or stack of books. Yoga belt or tie/scarf.



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  • Easy Hips: 211:00
    Easy Hips: 2

    Leila Sadeghee

    In this second practice, Leila offers 4 simple poses that open the hips, backs of the legs, calves and feet to relieve tension in the hips and lower back. Take this easy series with Leila and benefit from this easy to follow straightforward routine. Easy and effective pain relief and maintenance for those of you who are new to yoga, who are working with injuries or those with very limited time. Props: Blanket or thick towel to roll.



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  • Easy Hips: 310:00
    Easy Hips: 3

    Leila Sadeghee

    The final part of the Easy Hips series builds on the series by giving a deeper and fuller variation for spaciousness on the hips and spine. Take this easy series with Leila and benefit from this easy to follow straightforward routine. Easy and effective pain relief and maintenance for those of you who are new to yoga, who are working with injuries or those with very limited time. Props: Blanket or thick towel to roll.



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  • Yoga Poses for Anxiety13:23
    Yoga Poses for Anxiety

    Lizzie Reumont

    Sometimes life is just overwhelming and we just need 10 minutes to move into calm. These 8 yoga poses are known to release anxiety through the body. These yoga poses for anxiety include headstand which is deeply calming for those who can, and if you're not comfortable in headstand, take downward dog or child's pose.



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  • Inner Axis: Learn To Breathe10:52
    Inner Axis: Learn To Breathe

    Max Strom

    In this short interview and demonstration Max Strom teaches us the basis of the breathing technique, Ocean Breath. This is a wonderful technique for dealing with all kinds of stress as well as being the basis for breathing during yoga practice.



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  • Inner Axis - All Levels59:50
    Inner Axis - All Levels

    Max Strom

    Inner Axis is new wellbeing movement class developed by Max Strom and deals directly with stress, anxiety, and sleeplessness. It is gentle and graceful, utilising breath-­based yoga inspired movement, inspiring visualizations, and immediately effective relaxation techniques. It is accessible to all fitness levels. A very calming practice, a great antidote for stressful modern lives. (There is no chanting or sanskrit.)



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  • Forrest Yoga Neck & Jaw Release36:04
    Forrest Yoga Neck & Jaw Release

    Kristi Rodelli (nee Johnson)

    This Forrest yoga class is just perfect if you've had a long day, if you're having a tough week, or are feeling a bit headachy. Any stresses or anxiety from the day or the week will unravel as you release aches in your neck, jaw and shoulders, which can suffer in stressful times. With hallmark strengthening and abs work, this class is perfect to keep you strong while you unwind. You will need a roll and a block.



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  • Metta: Care for Ourselves and Care for Others42:09
    Metta: Care for Ourselves and Care for Others

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Featuring moon rather than sun salutes, this more nourishing practice is a beautifully nurturing slow flow and a nourishing sequence for the heart and soul. Great for when your body needs a little extra support, but you'd like to keep your movement practice. The human heart circulates the most oxygen rich supply of blood to itself first before it moves it out to the rest of the body. As humans we can also learn to care for our own bodies and experience, and use this care as a springboard to cultivate greater care for others and the world. “It is not arrogant or egotistical to feel good inside. You had nothing to do with it. It's simply the honest response to clearly perceived Reality.” – Erich Schiffmann



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  • Gentle Yoga For Stress Relief26:21
    Gentle Yoga For Stress Relief

    Andrew McGonigle

    A very gentle, all-levels class to bust stress whenever you may need it. With focus on mindful, gentle, breath-led movements, this class is ideal to restore your breath and body after a challenging day. You will need a blanket, strap and bolster.



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  • Yin Yoga: As Is35:21
    Yin Yoga: As Is

    Norman Blair

    As is: a practice of Yin yoga, meditation and pranayama. In this beautifully slow, quiet class, you'll be asked to settle into sensation. Expect just a few poses, all of them on the floor, but long holds. Take enquries into your body, your breath and the issues within your tissues as you relax into what is. A fabulous class for settling the nerves afer a stressful day or for relaxing before bedtime. You will need a block or cushion, a bolster, you may need a strap, and you may want any other props if you have them.



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  • Being Breathing21:39
    Being Breathing

    Norman Blair

    This gentle Yin yoga class focuses on the breath with very gentle, calming stretches that will release and transform any anxiety and prepare for sleep or gently open the body ready for the day.



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  • Transforming Stress: Mindfulness Meditation13:08
    Transforming Stress: Mindfulness Meditation

    Toby Ouvry

    A beautiful, short mindfulness exercise on how to transform stress, anxiety and fear into something positive. A really useful mindfulness class with techniques to take into daily life to transform stressful feelings through actions.



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  • Transforming Stress: The Theory23:48
    Transforming Stress: The Theory

    Toby Ouvry

    Discover how mindfulness can turn stress on its head in this first of three modules on stress transformation. Toby’s mindfulness discourse preapres you for the practical exercises in the accompanying video.



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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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  • Breathe Into Clarity24:31
    Breathe Into Clarity

    Zephyr Wildman

    This is movement for when you're stuck in a rut or frustrated: A gentle but effective flow to dissolve discomforts of mind and body. With an emphasis on using the breath to release emotional blockages, you will emerge feeling calmer, clearer and motivated to move forward.



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  • Quick Fix To Calm05:10
    Quick Fix To Calm

    Kirsty Norton

    Have this in your yoga toolkit - its super effective at changing your mindset and bringing you calm in a matter of minutes. Practice this every day if you can. You can do this practice either lying down, it's great before bed - or on a chair if you're needing to melt away tension at work.



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