Feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Use these yoga poses for anxiety to calm down and find your centre anytime.

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Yoga Therapy: What You Need to Know

Just imagine, it’s Saturday morning and you’re all set to teach your usual open class, when a man walks in holding his head down. He looks uncomfortable and is visibly

Upward Salute

  (oord-vah hahs-TAHS-anna) urdhva = raised (or upward) hasta = hand Upward Salute: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. Turn your arms outward (or laterally) so your palms face away from

Revolved Side Angle Pose

Revolved Side Angle Pose

  Since most students can’t easily keep their back heel down in this pose, a modified version will be described here with the back heel raised off the floor. See

half moon pose

Half Moon Pose

  The moon has a rich symbolic significance in yoga mythology. In hatha yoga, for example, the sun and the moon represent the two polar energies of the human body.

Extended Puppy Pose

  Extended Puppy Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Come onto all fours. See that your shoulders are above your wrists and your hips are above your knees. Walk your hands forward a

Easy Pose

  Easy Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Fold a thick blanket or two into a firm support about six inches high. Sit close to one edge of this support and stretch your

legs up the wall

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

    Legs Up The Wall Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions The pose described here is a passive, supported variation of the Shoulderstand-like Viparita Karani. For your support you’ll need one or

Staff Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions

Staff Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions

  Staff Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with your legs together and extended in front of your torso. If your torso is leaning back, it may be because

Cow Pose

  Cow Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start on your hands and knees in a “tabletop” position. Make sure your knees are set directly below your hips and your wrists, elbows and shoulders

Cat Pose

  Marjari = cat Cat Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start on your hands and knees in a “tabletop” position. Make sure your knees are set directly below your hips and your

fish pose

Fish Pose

  Traditionally Fish Pose is performed with the legs in Padmasana. Since Padmasana is beyond the capacity of most beginning students, here we?ll work either with the knees bent, feet

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

  (JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna) janu = knee sirsa = head Head-to-Knee Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Use a blanket under

Seated Forward Bend

  (POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna) paschimottana = intense stretch of the west (pashima = west uttana = intense stretch) Seated Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with your buttocks supported on

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Extended Triangle Pose

  (oo-TEE-tah trik-cone-AHS-anna) utthita = extended trikona = three angle or triangle Extended Triangle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. With an exhalation, step or lightly jump your feet 3