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What Is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is often called “yogic sleep”…but that’s not quite it. You aren’t sleeping in Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is also called “guided meditation”…but that’s also not true. While the practice is guided by an instructor, the effect of Yoga Nidra on the mind is different from meditation.The entire practice, which can be as short as […]

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Box Breath for Anxiety

Today we’ll be moving through box breath, one of the most recommended breathing exercises for anxiety. In this breathing exercise (pranayama) we inhale, hold, exhale, hold all for for same count.  Give it a try and let me know what you think. Hi, I’m Gillian.I’m obsessed with helping women live their best lives. Together we’ll […]

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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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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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