Asana and Pranayama for Anxiety and Concentration

with Kathy Ornish

Style: Yoga Therapy

Duration: 45 min

Intensity: Low

Props: Chair

Class Description

Increase concentration, reduce anxiety, and enhance right-left integration of body and mind with this unique practice, which uses asymmetrical arm and leg movements in postures to increase mental focus. You will also work with the breath—extending the length of the breath and briefly retaining the breath—in some of the asana and in ujjayi pranayama (pranayama done with a slight constriction of the throat). The sequence includes standing, forward-bending, and back-bending postures, twists, and floor work, as well as pranayama.

For this class you'll need: cushion or chair for seated pranayama.

Audio and video downloads are available for Digital Members.

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Kathy Ornish

Kathy Ornish

Kathy Ornish is a certified yoga therapist and teacher through the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI), where she is a faculty member for the Viniyoga Foundations Program for Teaching and Yoga Therapy.... Read more>>  

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