Anxiety-Reducing Morning Practice

Practice description

Turn inward and calm your mind with this grounding morning practice. You’ll begin in a relaxing belly-down pose, cultivating a smooth, even, and continuous breath. Then, you’ll continue to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (‘rest and digest’) in a gentle sequence that includes slow cat-cows, a simple sun salute on your knees, and child’s pose.

Class concludes with a simplified variation of nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) that allows you to focus on the flow of prana (vital energy) in each nostril.


About the teacher

Teaching yoga for more than 38 years, Shari Friedrichsen, a key facilitator of the Himalayan Institute... Read more