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:

 

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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. The class ends on a savasana, so feel free to lay down and soak up the practice for as long as you need.



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  • Kriya to Energise50:19
    Kriya to Energise

    Kiranjot

    You can do this seated or lying down. Join Kiranjot for energising class through Kundalini yoga body movements and breathwork. This uplifting class works on the ten bodies: the 10 bodies are the kundalini equlivalenet of the koshas, The Soul, Negative Mind, Positive Mind, Neutral Mind, Physical Body, Arc Line aka Halo, Aura, Pranic body, Subtle Body and Radiant Body. With a savasana, resting pose, at the end of the physical movements, then with chanting and mandra. This class is a fantastic all round tonic. No yoga mat needed, suitable for those with wrist issues, and suitable for most levels of mobility and strength (with modifications).



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  • Blissful Awareness29:11
    Blissful Awareness

    Ava Riby-Williams

    An open level meditation practise to balance the soothing and intense energies within you. Using this mediation, we invite you to rest in the peaceful ground of being, getting under all the layers of your personality and lived experience to discover your blissful stillness. This space is the ground of your consciousness and your true identity. You may wish to sit on a cushion or in a chair with a blanket for support during this practice.



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  • Full Body Tone01:03:33
    Full Body Tone

    Ava Riby-Williams

    An open level movement class to tone the full body, circulate the breath and energy body while connecting you to a meditative awareness. This class is playful and energetic offering poses such as crow and wheel, with variations for all abilities. You may need a block.



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  • Strength and Empowerment21:47
    Strength and Empowerment

    Petra Coveney

    Join Petra for this energising Hatha class designed to build bone and muscle strength while also boosting your brain and heart health. This short sequence includes modifications for osteopenia and lower back pain as well as frozen shoulders, which are common menopause symptoms of low oestrogen.



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  • Rise and Shine 215:30
    Rise and Shine 2

    Clive Fogelman

    Rise and Shine, again! The second in the Rise and Shine series, back due to popular demand. Really simple 10 movements to gently start the day. No need for a yoga mat, these are movements to increase circulation and joint mobility with a little bit of strength. All from standing. Use it as a warm up for other classes or in the morning to get the body going. Equally good as a midday energiser or at the end of the day if you've been sitting for long periods or driving. A great way to break up the dy and feel more refreshed, centered and focused for the day ahead.



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  • Guide Relaxation Meditation 19:44
    Guide Relaxation Meditation

    Dirish Shaktidas

    Preparing the body, the breath, and the mind for meditation is the focus for this subtle relaxation yoga class. After a few seated movements to prepare the body for stillness, just settle and relax the body. With a focus on the breath and a feeling of connection and groundedness, this class is perfect for whenever you need to give your body some deep self-care, when you're feeling anxious, overwhelmed or you need to rest, and perfect to use as a savasana for after a yoga class. You will need a bolster or two (or a pillow or cushion) and a blanket.



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  • Guided Rest15:20
    Guided Rest

    Kirsty Norton

    Take this time to settle into the body's natural tendency to know how to rest and bring the body back into a state of balance. Teaching our body how to rest should be so natural, yet is so hard. This guided rest audio class will help your body to drop into a state of relaxation. It can be done any time you're able to truly surrender and relax, lying down, being comfortable, and letting the body drop any tension.



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  • Vinyasa Flow: Find Strength and Space58:31
    Vinyasa Flow: Find Strength and Space

    Vanessa Michielon

    A comprehensive vinyasa flow yoga class with a focus on the space in-between positions and movements. Can you practice giving yourself and your body more space? See if you can become aware of finding space in between thoughts and everything that usually captures our attention. By allowing ourselves to slow down, we can make space for more to arise to our consciousness. The session begins and closes with a breathing practice and offers plenty of vinyasa yoga poses with opportunities and variations to open hips and release tension from hamstrings.



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  • Sacred Refuge: Heart Chakra Yoga Nidra34:34
    Sacred Refuge: Heart Chakra Yoga Nidra

    Lucy McCarthy

    In this yoga nidra you will be drawn right into the great beauty and wisdom of your heart. An uplifting, soulful journey that will leave you feeling heart centred, expansive and free!



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  • Powerful and Potent: Solar Plexus Chakra Yoga Nidra29:14
    Powerful and Potent: Solar Plexus Chakra Yoga Nidra

    Lucy McCarthy

    In this yoga nidra you will invited to take back your own power. Remember your own potency so you can move back into the world with renewed confidence and courage in all that you are.



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  • Free To Be Me: Sacral Chakra Yoga Nidra32:01
    Free To Be Me: Sacral Chakra Yoga Nidra

    Lucy McCarthy

    In this yoga nidra you will be guided into a deep state of relaxation from which you can cultivate a true sense of your own sensuous embodiment and innate creativity. This practice invites you to go on a self-affirming journey into embracing all that you are.



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  • Inner Belonging: Root Chakra Yoga Nidra26:39
    Inner Belonging: Root Chakra Yoga Nidra

    Lucy McCarthy

    In this yoga nidra you will connect to what it means to be truly rooted. Grounding your awareness in the the base of your pelvis and your energetic roots, you will be taken on a journey to reclaim your sense of being rooted in the world and an innate state of inner belonging.



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  • Settle and Centre with Yin Yoga18:26
    Settle and Centre with Yin Yoga

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    Our minds often want to run away from things that are uncomfortable, or run towards pleasant sensation. This yin yoga class cultivates our ability to simply stay present and mindful to whatever is happening. Without judgement, we develop the ability to simply stay and widen the inner landscape through the yin yoga poses of squat, butterfly, sphinx, seal and dragonfly. You will need a brick.



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  • Sound Healing: Heart Coherence05:36
    Sound Healing: Heart Coherence

    Kirsty Norton

    This short guided sound healing journey has the intention of returning us to the state of heart coherence. Done regularly, this heart coherence class helps to bring us out of a state of stress or overwhelm into a steady place of balance. This is a great asset to your day and can be done over and over again. This is a sound healing which can be done anytime feelings of anxiety or overwhelm threaten to overtake. This healing can also help to boost health and immunity. We recommend you sit or lie in a comfortable position, do not multi-task; be completely present to the healing. Wear good headphones for this journey and see where you are taken. Do not drive during any of these sound healing journeys.



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  • Yoga Nidra Elements Series: Water28:48
    Yoga Nidra Elements Series: Water

    Lucy McCarthy

    Still Water Runs Deep. This yoga nidra invites you into a state of deep ease and fluidity. It awakens a profound state of flow and leaves you feeling deep nourished and enriched.



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  • Sound Healing: Gratitude10:14
    Sound Healing: Gratitude

    Kirsty Norton

    This sound healing journey will give you the opportunity to focus on what you are grateful for in life. Tapping into gratitude brings positive emotions and provides an uplifting experience. It is a very healing process, associated with positive mental and physical health benefits. This experience is immersive. We recommend you lie in a comfortable position and do not multi-task - this is one for being completely relaxed and present. Wear good headphones for this journey and see where you are taken. Do not drive during any of these sound healing journeys. This journey ends with silence to simply absorb the sound healing, just stay for as long as you are able and come back to the present when you are ready.



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  • Sound Healing: Letting Go18:43
    Sound Healing: Letting Go

    Kirsty Norton

    Enter into the realm of letting go of the day-to-day and drop into your consciousness, giving the active mind time to rest. This sound healing journey is a space to receive the bounty that awaits as you let go of tense muscles, a busy mind, or stress in the body. You are invited to set an intention before you listen and then let go of all effort, relax and surrender to the sounds. This experience is immersive. We recommend you lie in a comfortable position and do not multi-task - this is one for being completely relaxed and present. Wear good headphones for this journey and see where you are taken. Do not drive during any of these sound healing journeys. Towards the end of the healing, the journey takes you to the still space of silence to let the sounds settle and then Kirsty will bring you back to the present.



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