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Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

  • the motherhood center of new york 205 lexington avenue new york new york 10016 usa (map)

Emotional balance is the ability of the mind and body to maintain equilibrium and flexibility in the face of challenge and change. But so often we find ourselves ‘locked’ into negative or fear-based patterns of thinking, and the longer we are stuck in this state of imbalanced emotion, the harder it is to return to a more neutral state. The bad news is, prolonged anxiety or depression can be damaging to our bodies and will start to present physically as pain, fatigue, anger, or illness.

The good news is, we have the capacity to change. Anxiety and depression don’t have to be the default. We can un-attach from our old stories and develop new patterns by learning healthy ways to cope and self-soothe. This workshop is rooted in yoga yet supported by psychology and science, and will include:

  • A discussion of the effects of anxiety + depression on the body and on our overall sense of wellbeing

  • A movement practice that includes ways to up or down regulate our own felt experience

  • Mindfulness techniques that can help to rewire the brain for greater emotional balance

  • An opportunity to normalize our experiences through community and connection

Earlier Event: May 10
Partner's Group
Later Event: May 16
PMAD Support Group