Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practices for Calming the Body and Mind

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New Harbinger Publications, Feb 2, 2010 - Self-Help - 232 pages
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Many of us face daily demands and overwhelming difficulties that cause seemingly uncontrollable feelings of anxiety and fear. When you feel this way, it's healing to calm yourself and to reclaim your sense of innate goodness and well-being. For centuries, yoga has offered a quiet retreat away from life's pressures and has enabled us to reconnect to our inner wisdom and peace.

Regular yoga practice has been proven to calm stress, enhance concentration, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety. This book offers meditations, mindfulness practices, self-inquiry exercises, and yoga poses that soothe anxious feelings and develop mental clarity. Before long, you'll free yourself from the anxiety and fears that hold you back and learn to live with a more open heart and resilient mind. Just as yoga helps you feel more at home in your body, the mental and physical practices in Yoga for Anxiety help you increase your sense of contentment in life.

 

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Contents

introduction
1
chapter 1
5
chapter 2
29
chapter 3
43
chapter 4
75
chapter 5
101
chapter 6
131
chapter 7
175
chapter 8
193
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Mary NurrieStearns, LCSW, RYT, is a psychotherapist and yoga teacher with a counseling practice in Tulsa, OK. She is author of numerous articles on psychospiritual growth and coeditor of the book Soulful Living. She has also produced audio CDs on yoga and meditation as healing practices. She teaches yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, leads transformational meditation and yoga retreats, and teaches seminars across the United States.

Rick NurrieStearns is a meditation teacher, coeditor of the book Soulful Living, and was the publisher of Personal Transformation, a magazine on psychospiritual growth. He has been immersed in consciousness studies for more than thirty-five years, working with the country's leading authors and healers in transpersonal psychology. With Mary, he leads transformational meditation and yoga retreats.

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