Stress/Anxiety › Lisa Sanfilippo
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:
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.
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.
Sugar Detox 2
This second sugar detox yoga class is a sweet treat to help 'rest & digest' and particularly helps with anxiety or tension. A flowing, gentle class with lots of deep lunges, twists and thigh stretches to help improve the digestion and settle the nervous system. Practice includes the 3-part breath and a sumptuous restorative with the legs on a chair. Props: You will need a chair or a clear wall and might need a block and a belt.
This first sugal detox class balances the metabolism to give a natural boost instead of a sugar ”˜high’. It’s full of juicy twists and forward bends and a perfect 15 min booster for a mid-afternoon low. Instead of reaching for that sweet snack try this sweet yoga class. You may like to use a bolster and have a chair handy and you may need a block and a belt.
Sugar Detox 3
Revolution from the inside! This third level of the sugar detox series includes breath work (pranayama) and some more advanced poses, all focusing on twisting. The twists detoxify and focus on an inner cleansing and digestive health. For relaxation you may want to use a bolster and you may need a block and a belt.
Better Sleep: Breathe to Soothe
Following the breath is a really easy and effective way to calm the nervous system and prepare the body for a great night's sleep. Lisa guides a breath meditation practice to balance and soothe the over-active brain and shows us some pressure points which can release tension.
Better Sleep: Meditation
In this simple meditation practice which can be used before sleep, Lisa shows us how to bring awareness to the thoughts in our mind and how to helpfully acknowledge those thoughts, which can help calm the mind before bedtime. This meditation can be used anytime, and is useful to use at any point in the day when the road seems rocky, but is especially useful before sleep to ensure a more restful, calmer mind in preparation for deep rest.