Yoga for Stress & Anxiety - Power (Core Strength) Vinyasaby Martine Ford
A full length yoga class designed to ease stress and anxiety using Pranayama (breath-work) traditional and yoga therapy poses, yogic philosophy and relaxation.
The yoga therapy poses activate the Bladder and Kidney meridians (energy channels) relieving tension and encouraging a sense of security, stability, grounding, courage and the ability to move forward.
The yogic philosophy focuses on the second Niyama (observance), Santosha (contentment). We are unable to find contentment without being firmly rooted in acceptance of our life situation, knowing who we are & existing in the present moment.
Equipment: a yoga mat, block and strap (if you normally use these) a blanket or eye pillow for Svasana (relaxation) if desired.
You can also find an e-Book on Amazon (Kindle), Yoga for Stress & Anxiety with lots more information and photos of poses. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B014HEU5DQt
Warning: It is always a good idea to seek medical advice before beginning a yoga practice to check if it is safe for you, find the cause of your problem, and then work within your limits, taking precautions recommended by your specialist. If you feel any pain please stop immediately.
Martine Ford first started Spirit Yoga in Port Macquarie in 2010 after a desire to share her knowledge and passion for yoga with others. After a decade, that has grown also to an appreciation of Pilates for it's ability to help re-habilitate imbalances in the body and injuries, so effectively. Of course, Barre was a natural progression as it encompasses all of her passions since the age of four to today: ballet, yoga and now Pilates!
A former professional dancer, she has a Diploma in Dance as well as numerous yoga certification in: Power Yoga, Core Strength Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Pilates (mat), Reformer Pilates, Pre & Post Natal Yoga, Kids Yoga and Yoga for Seniors (mat & chair).
Martine’s classes are powerful, playful and nurturing and you can practice a class locally, online or download one of her e-books on Amazon. She has also taught numerous classes, courses and workshops including presenting at Ekam Yoga Festival.
Martine has trained with Duncan Peak and Power Living Australia Yoga (Advanced Power Yoga), Zenergy Kids (Advanced Kids Yoga), Jo Phee (Yin Yoga), Sadie Nardini (Core Strength Vinyasa), The Yoga Institute (Pre/Post Natal Yoga), Donna Farhi (Yoga for Lower Back Pain), YMEDICA REWIND Gold: Successful Aging (Yoga for Seniors), Body Soul Wellness/Josie McKenlay (Pilates mat & Barre), Reform Fitness (Reformer Pilates).