Yoga For Stress and Anxiety with Suzanne Manafort and Robin Gilmartin


Feeling overwhelmed, on edge, or panicky? Yoga can be a powerful tool for easing these and other symptoms of anxiety, stress, and trauma. This six-week course will introduce you to a suite of techniques that can help you find calm and peace, including breath (pranayama), movement (asana), meditation, and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) that can help you heal. These effective, embodied practices, shared by Mindful Yoga Therapy creators Suzanne Manafort and Robin Gilmartin, were originally designed to help veterans of war overcome trauma. The practices provide a feeling of groundedness and security, deliver relief from the symptoms of stress and anxiety, and offer supportive skills to enhance everyday life now and long into the future.
Yoga For Stress and Anxiety with Suzanne Manafort and Robin Gilmartin
These practices have been clinically-tested with vets suffering from trauma and anxiety with highly effective results (see the Testimonials tab).
Which means they can help you too. Anxiety is the number-one mental health problem in the United States, and in many other countries around the world. And many of us are plagued by stress related to work, money, and relationships. Over time, chronic stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on ours minds and bodies, leaving us tense, nervous, short of breath, and even at risk of chronic illness.
Fortunately, there is yoga. A growing body of research shows that practicing mindfulness and breathing more slowly—as you do in many yoga practices—can cultivate calm. In this six-week course, you’ll learn yogic practices that will help re-balance the nervous system and activate what's known as the "Relaxation Response."
You will learn:
  1. How stress, anxiety, and trauma affect the body and mind.
  2. The science behind the power of certain yoga and mindfulness practices to relieve stress, anxiety, and trauma.
  3. A suite of accessible tools for de-stressing, including:
    1. Four pranayama techniques
    2. Four 15-minute and one 60-minute asana practice to help you feel grounded, balanced, present, and grateful
    3. A 30-minute guided yoga nidra
    4. A 15-minute guided mindfulness meditation
    5. A gratitude practice
    6. Techniques for regularly fitting these practices into your life
These mindful, embodied yoga tools are shared by Mindful Yoga Therapy creators Suzanne Manafort and Robin Gilmartin (see the Instructor Bios tab). Take a deep breath, and let’s get started!
A portion of the proceeds from every purchase will go to support Give Back Yoga Foundation, a non-profit that brings yoga and mindfulness to under-served and under-resourced segments of the community.


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