Yoga for Depression and Anxiety
An Introduction for Healing Professionals and for Self-care.
For all levels, including yoga and health professionals.
Nearly twenty years of research, thirty years of practice, and Amy’s recovery from a debilitating depression inform this protocol of evidence-based yoga practices. This introduction by the author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists offers tools not taught in regular classes to support your own healing journey and those you serve.
Amy covers the yoga principles and research upon which the evidence-based LifeForce Yoga practices are based. Learn several brief yoga interventions that can be done anywhere and will offer you an energy boost, a calm and focused mind, and a balanced mood, even as you teach them to others—no mat required!
3 Hours Credit with the IAYT
Part 1 Handout - LifeForce Yoga for Healing Professionals & Self Care
Centering - Finding intention (Sankalpa)
Elements of Safe Practice
Yoga Philosophy and Mood
Meeting the Mood with Postures (Asanas) and Yoga Breathing (Pranayama)
Part 2 Handout - LifeForce Yoga for Healing Professionals & Self Care
Centering with Visual Imagery (Bhavana) for Mood
Foundational Research - Yoga for Mood
Yoga Breathing Practices and Meditation for Mood
Yoga in Psychotherapy
Part 3 Handout - Chakra Clearning Meditation Guide
Introduction - Giving the Mind a Bone
The Psychological Application of This Practice
A Psychological Understanding of the Nadis and the Chakras
Learning the LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation
Bellows Breath (Guided)
Bee Breath (Guided)
LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation - Mudras and Mantras (Led With Guidance)
LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation (Led Without Guidance)
LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation - Adapted for High Anxiety States