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Flow and Let Go in 15 Minutes

This is my favourite style of class! We will begin with a modified sun salutation to get the body moving and then settle onto the mat for some gentle stretching. Accessibility: There will be some getting on and off the mat. Props: I use two blocks, but two cushions or a bolster will also work. Hi, I’m Gillian.I’m […]

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Alternate Nostril Breathing: Yoga for Anxiety

Today we will be practicing nāḍī shodhana, or alternate nostril breathing. We will be breathing in and out of the nose, one nostril at a time, so it’s not a bad idea to blow the nose beforehand if you have any congestion.This is one of my favourite pranayamas, or breath control exercises, because it meets […]

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Self-Care Tips to Get Ready for Winter

“Self-care is how you take your power back”—Lalah DeliaWinters are hard for so many of us, and this year it will be especially true. We will all be spending more time at home and spending less time in close contact with our friends and family. If you are someone who puts yourself last or keeps […]

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yoga for anxiety 16 minutes to calm

16-Minutes to Calm: Yoga for Anxiety

This sixteen-minute class is perfect for when you have nervous energy that you need to burn off. We link breath with movement to help calm the mind and bring on stillness. This is a great class to do when you need to transition after a long day of work or to get your mind and […]

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What to Do When You’re Having a Panic Attack

I’ve talking in previous posts about how to make small changes in your lifestyle to reduce anxiety. I’ve also discussed how yoga can help make anxiety more manageable as you work to create habits that support you. Here I would like to offer advice on shortening the duration and decreasing the severity of panic (or […]

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How Yoga Can Help Manage Anxiety

Yoga is so often recommended as a way to manage anxiety, but why is that? Why not Skiing for Anxiety or Golfing for Anxiety? While I do believe that any physical movement can and will help to reduce the effects of anxiety, yoga is especially powerful. Here’s why:1. Movement and MindfulnessWhile ANY form of yoga, […]

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Excerpt from A Cup of Mindfulness

Have you ever had a project presented to you that seemed like it was designed for you? That’s how I felt when my friend Lisa Belanger asked me to edit her new book. I’ve worked with Lisa a number of times over the years. Imagine my delight when she asked if I would like to […]

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Starting a Movement Practice You Can Maintain

Our life is made up of the small actions that we take every day. After doing an action daily for some time, it can become a habit. Of all the habit to create, a regular movement practice is the one that will probably have the largest effect on your whole life. Leaving aside any aesthetic […]

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Small Daily Changes to Reduce Anxiety

Everyone has anxiety to some extent. Anxiety itself isn’t a bad thing: it is our body’s way of protecting ourselves against potential danger. But sometimes the body and the mind’s reaction to stressful situations isn’t proportional to the threat. When this happens, it can affect quality of life and relationships. While the cause of anxiety […]

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Yoga for Sleep

Five Ways to Improve Your Sleep Tonight

Have you been struggling lately to get the ZZZs? Getting a good night’s sleep is an investment in yourself. In this blog post, I’ll give you five easy tips to improve your sleep tonight. Quality sleep is one of the most important factors in your overall health: it affects the immune system, muscle recovery, mood, cognitive […]

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