Good mood: Coping with depression
Begins with stimulating yoga practice to lift energy levels
and improve circulation.
Stimulation of internal organs with emphasis on breathing through folded poses
and lengthening from hip flexors to chest, to aid digestion.
Improved gut-brain connection facilitated through physical practice, breathwork and meditation.
Front-body chest opening to encourage fuller breathing and a curious
and receptive body posture. Strengthening of back and abdominal muscles
to create better core stability.
Inverted postures: from very passive, wall-supported poses on your back
on the mat, to options for shoulderstand/headstand and beyond for those with
a developed practice. Emphasis on seeing the world from a different angle.
New experiences and challenges assist the creation of new neural connections (neuroplasticity),
and freedom from limiting perspectives.
Supportive postures to finish yoga session, using bolster and other props
to nourish the body, mind and spirit.
After yoga: opportunity to explore journaling and CBT-inspired techniques
for optional goal setting activities after the physical practice.
Emphasis on exploring your personal edge and gentle acceptance of where you're at without pushing or forcing through pain.
Course concludes following opportunity to develop personal plan
for home practice.