Music is powerful. There are certain songs I associate with certain eras of my life, and I have strong memories associated with those eras. I wanted to bring up certain memories and feelings in this short yoga playlist. I don’t know why I felt the need to bring up those memories and feelings. Maybe I need to let go of my attachment of those times? Maybe I need to connect with those times? I’m not sure. I’ll work it out on the mat.
This playlist is only 26 minutes, but if I’m doing a morning practice at home, that’s as long as I’ll be practicing before I’m snuggling the pups and eating breakfast.
So for my other playlists, I wanted to invoke certain emotions. I wanted to do the opposite here. I’d had a week of being inside my brain, being overwhelmed with conflicting emotions, and feeling tangled but disconnected. I didn’t want to be in a state of avoidance when it came to these emotions and thoughts, but I wanted to just be able to sit, meditate, and not feel so tangled. I plugged in these binaural beats for the chakras and just relaxed on the couch with my dogs. That was my yoga.
In part one of this two-part series, I give you information on what has helped me have the most effective yoga practice possible while coping with anxiety. Part two will be a yoga sequence I like to do for my anxiety, and I’m excited to be filming that at YogaGypsy, where I completed my 200-hour teacher training. Part one is below. Part two will be coming your way in a few days.
This video is not intended to be treatment for anxiety – I’m no doctor, I just know what works for me and my practice. Sorry about the crappy lighting, too.