YOGA FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
It’s time to come back home into your body?
Time to stop being a problem solver – what if your brain does not have the answer?
Your lack of knowledge puts you in a constant place of fear.
Let your body and mind balance itself out, tune in and enjoy the change unfolding.
ANXIETY and PANIC attacks
The solution is not in your head, It’s in your nervous system.
It’s in your Vagus nerve…
The vagus nerve plays a very important role in the body, yet most people have barely heard of it. It is a long bundle of motor and sensory fibres, running from the brainstem, and extending down the neck, chest and abdomen. This nerve interacts with a number of vital organs or systems, including the heart, lungs, gut, liver, spleen and kidneys.
Vagus means “wandering” in Latin, which is fitting for a nerve which meanders down the body. It is the most complex of 12 pairs of cranial nerves emanating from the brain, and transmits information from the brain to the tissues and organs it reaches.
The vagus nerve is busy. There are multiple nervous system functions which it or its related parts are responsible for. A huge role is its contribution to the parasympathetic nervous system.
We can break down the functions of the vagus nerve into four key areas:
- Parasympathetic – This is responsible for bodily functions while we are at rest. Think of things like digestion, metabolic processes, and heart rate.
- The “feed and breed” or “rest and digest” system for its role in salivation, sexual arousal, digestion and urination.
- Sensory – This processes sensory information from the heart, lungs, abdomen and throat.
- Motor – The vagus nerve provides movement to the neck muscles that are responsible for speech and swallowing (speaking up for yourself)
- The vagus nerve plays a big role in our immunity (keeping baddies at bay means also healthy boundaries – wow)
- NEW RESEARCH suggested a big influence on inflammatory diseases…
- In Tantra, it’s called the LOVE nerve as it looks after all our vital organs and in involved in OXITOSIN stimulation ( the “feel-good when cuddling” hormone )
WE HAVE NOT EXHAUSTED ALL RESEARCH YET, keeping a constant heart rate, breathing, sweating, regulating blood pressure and blood glucose, promoting kidney function, fertility and the ability of women to reach orgasm. It sends information about the state of your inner organs to your brain.
Basically, it is helping with major functions that keep us alive.
For example, a phobia has you in a physical lock it’s a cellular response locked in cellular memory and playing havoc with your energy circuits.
Release old programmes, unhealthy beliefs, stuck emotions, images and cellular memories.
Changing your thinking does not change your thought patterns.
We clean out your systems and we do not use your rational mind to shift emotional rubbish as it can’t get the job done, so I take you gently outside our box into a new ventricle of your brain, where change is childsplay.
These are great tools also for anger management, resentment, blame and guilt issues.
And this is how we elevate anxiety and bring you back into balance:
Read on to learn a few tips on how to get started…
Depression needs de-compression
Yoga for depression: Clearing out your energy paths is crucial to moving the emotion.
E(ffect)motions live on the Meridians and the soft tissue of your body.
In Chinese medicine, an imbalance in your Water element stops your flow and makes you freeze in the wrong moments
Einstein also said
“You can not get out of a problem with the same mind that got you into it”
Think Positive is not always possible though,
The mind is a slave to the emotions.
Emotions are not in your head they are linked bodily tissue.
That is why your body feels heavy weak and your whole system is under distress or drain.
And this is how we elevate depression and bring you back into balance:
Try this particular organ sound originating from traditional Chinese medicine
The sound of AAHHH – or Hhaaaa, inhale and on the exhalation say(=breath) out loud aaaahhhhhhh
It resonates with your heart organ and energy. Maybe is familiar to you as a long sigh?
It fills our heart with lightness and drains all heaviness, instinctively what we do when we can’t take any more.
Other tools to beat stress:
Pranayama – control YOUR life force energy:
The way to connect with your essence – Your Breath:
5 min of not breathing and you are dead. What do you think your bodies reaction is when you slowly starve yourself of it with shallow breathing. It panics!
No, you do not need a traumatic experience, a tormented childhood or lots of stress to establish poor breathing habits.
It can JUST HAPPEN and can be resolved.
Restore balance with ancient yogic breathing techniques
Energy psychology in Glasgow or via Skype
EFT – Emotional Freedom technique – made easy for home use
Imagine you sit in your perfect dream house, with your perfect dream dog and he takes a poop on your perfect carpet. You clean up the shit and deal with the stains (EFT) or you focus on the beauty of the space around you ( affirmations )
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