Yoga & Anxiety – Practices to Consider

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we provide cautions and considerations for choosing yoga practices to support students experiencing anxiety symptoms.


Use caution while becoming familiar with which yogic practices may support students experiencing anxiety symptoms, and why they may help.


Explain cautions to be aware of when considering supporting students with anxiety. Describe breathing practices that may be helpful in reducing symptoms and why present moment awareness helps. Explain the findings of research in regard to yoga philosophy and anxiety symptoms and how mantra may help. Describe a cautionary consideration related to asana that may apply to students experiencing anxiety and some examples of asana that may help to reduce symptoms.

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