Nadi Shodana with Mudra
This is a more meditative take on the traditional alternate nostril breathing. Rather than using a mudra to close one nostril at time, we use the hands for a simple, yet effective mudra to remain attentive. I assign this pranayama to clients who have trouble sleeping as it is a great bedtime meditation. I also assign it for students who suffer from anxiety, stress and racing thoughts.
Evidence Informed practice for neck pain.
Yin & Somatics for Anxiety
Evidence informed practice doesn’t need to be complicated. This gentle practice makes use of research backed techniques to reduce anxiety during practice, but also to provide daily tools for relief. Simple, repetitive movements, breath awareness, body awareness, novelty. Each of these are very powerful, drug free methods for anxiety relief. We will focus on the hip flexors and adductors (front and insides of your legs). These areas are often very stiff and guarding in those who suffer from anxiety.
Pelvic Floor Breathing
If you suffer from hip pain, pelvic pain, low back pain, anxiety, chronic stress or all of the above, this needs to be a go to practice for you. Our pelvic floor is intricately tied to our sympatheic nervous system, otherwise known as fight or flight. If your nervous system detects threat, your pelvic floor will likely tighten up and prepare you to fight or flee.
Intro to Mindfulness
Mindfulness is just the most important thing that most of us aren’t doing. It has enormous health benefits and can be useful in addressing chronic stress, ongoing pain, anxiety, depression, immunity support and SO. MUCH. MORE.