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Yoga For Anxiety

Deal with general anxiety and panic attacks more efficiently and learn to calm your emotions.
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Created by Derek Beres
Last updated 10/2015
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Do you suffer from anxiety? Panic Attacks? Are the ways you deal with anxiety not effective?

Yoga For Anxiety is designed for those of us who deal with anxiety disorders, such as General Anxiety Disorder or panic attacks. For 24 years I've dealt with panic attacks, two of which hospitalized me. Teaching yoga for the last 12 years has helped me deal with my anxiety in a proactive manner—not only do I have less panic and anxiety, but I'm able to deal with it more efficiently when it arises. The 12 techniques in this program including breathing, yoga postures and meditation.

No previous experience is necessary to partake in this program. The 12 videos are simple to use and require nothing more than your attention (a bolster or pillows won't hurt). Three short accompanying lectures set the stage for how and why you'd want to use these yoga techniques.

If you're tired of feeling anxious and stressed out, this course is made for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Yoga For Anxiety is for anyone who suffers from the various anxiety disorders, including GAD, panic attacks, and more.
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What Will I Learn?
Deal with anxiety and panic attacks better.
See an overall diminishment in overall anxiety.
Gain a greater perspective of their emotional life.
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  • A yoga bolster and blocks are useful, though not necessary.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 15 Lectures Collapse All 15 Lectures 01:43:48
Yoga For Anxiety
3 Lectures 24:20

This short intro video explains what Yoga For Anxiety is all about.

Song: 'Always' (instrumental), EarthRise SoundSystem, Rock Beats Paper

Preview 01:18

This brief audio introduction explores a little more about why I created the program and how it can help you deal with anxiety, both when it happens in general in your life.

Song: 'The Introspecting,' Pete Kuzma, Equillibrium

How These Techniques Work

What is anxiety? How can we deal with it? A preparatory lecture before the techniques begin.

What Is Anxiety?
4 Lectures 22:43

This easeful breath, performed in a restorative reclining yoga posture, helps you gain control of your senses while relaxing your nervous system.

Song: 'Waiting in Vain,' Pete Kuzma, Equillibrium

Model: Callan Polmer

Preview 05:18

While breathing in and out sounds simple, we rarely take notice of our breath during the course of our day. Yet the key to overcoming anxiety lies in just this ability. During this technique we spend some time noticing the simplicity and subtlety of our inhales and exhales.

Song: 'Ajnabee' (instrumental) EarthRise SoundSystem, The Yoga Sessions

Preview 05:50

Like two-part breathing, your are working with the simplicity of your breath, only here you add retentions after your inhale and exhale. This helps expand lung capacity while helping you gain control of your thoughts.

Song: 'Bhavani' (instrumental), EarthRise SoundSystem, Rock Beats Paper

Model: Callan Polmer

Four-Part Breathing

One of my favorite breathing techniques is alternate nostril breathing. Breathing through one nostril then the other, switching back and forth, has a calming effect while helping create a deep sense of focus.

Song: 'Sombience,' EarthRise SoundSystem, The Yoga Sessions

Alternate Nostril Breathing
4 Lectures 22:53

One of my favorite restorative postures, Legs Up The Wall is a wonderful way to slow everything down and take control of your senses.

Song: 'Marom' (instrumental), EarthRise SoundSystem, The Yoga Sessions

Model: Callan Polmer

Legs Up The Wall

This twist over a bolster or pillows is a wonderful way to take things down a notch.

Song: 'Always' (instrumental), EarthRise SoundSystem, Rock Beats Paper

Model: Callan Polmer

Restorative Twists

These four forward bends will help you turn inward and slow everything around you down.

Song: 'Makyen Ghrir Allah (Eccodek Remix)' (instrumental), EarthRise SoundSystem, Rising

Model: Callan Polmer

Forward Bends

If you want to move through the tension, this simple Flow series is perfect to get your heart rate up just a tad.

Song: 'Daylight as Sunset (Warm Down Mix)' (instrumental), EarthRise SoundSystem, The Yoga Sessions

Easy Flow
4 Lectures 33:52

Focusing on your breath seems so easy, yet can be so challenging. In this meditation I'll guide you through the simplest of all endeavors to help you create a sense of focus and ease in your body.

Song: 'Lullaby for Little Spoon,' Pete Kuzma, Equilibrium

Meditation on the Breath

Being aware of being aware of the present moment is one of the most powerful meditations we can experience. In this meditation I'll lead you through just that.

Song: 'Celeste,' Pete Kuzma, Equilibrium

Mindfulness Meditation

In this meditation we taste a piano as we would a fine glass of wine. Your brain will react in much the same way.

Song: 'Waiting in Vain,' Pete Kuzma, Equilibrium

Song Tasting Meditation

The last thing we want to do is accept our anxiety as part of who we are. Ironically, this can be the perfect medicine. In this final meditation I'll lead you through how to make friends with your fear—and when anything is a friend, it cannot harm you.

Song: 'Seven and Change(S),' Pete Kuzma, Equilibrium

Meditation on Darkness
About the Instructor
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Co-Creator of Mosaic Method

Derek Beres has devoted his life to exposing people to international music, yoga, mythology and global cultures as a means of creating better individuals and a more informed society. A multi-faceted journalist, DJ and yoga instructor, he is the creator of Mosaic Method and Flow Play, an innovative Vinyasa-based class that fuses yoga, music and neuroscience, offered nationally at Equinox Fitness. He has published seven books, including The Warrior's Path: Living Yoga's Ten Codes and Global Beat Fusion: The History of the Future of Music, and has contributed to dozens of magazines and websites, including Women's Health,Yoga Journal, National Geographic, Rolling Stone Middle East, AOL and MTV. He worked as the Managing Editor of Global Rhythm magazine and writes the 21st Century Spirituality column on Big Think.

Derek is one half of global music producers EarthRise SoundSystem, which creates innovative contexts for 21st century music and cultures to be explored. Based in Los Angeles, he is on the teacher training faculty at Yogis Anonymous in Santa Monica and Strala Yoga in New York City. He also served as the Creative Director of the Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music. He is also ACE and AFAA certified. Derek has been featured in the NY Times, LA Times, People, Self, Shape, Fitness, Glamour,Yoga Journal, Boston Globe, Newsday, NBC Weekend Today, ABC Eyewitness News, Fox Business, BBC, KTLA, NY1, MTV, NPR, and PRI.

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