The Sacred Thread of Yoga

Amy Weintraub


Class Title: Lifeforce Yoga Meditation For Mood

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Saturday, October, 16th: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class Description:
 
 
 
Who hasn’t encountered the busy mind doing its tangled tango, dancing long after the music has stopped? As soon as we turn off the iPod and settle onto our meditation cushion for that twenty or thirty minutes we hope will lead to serenity, the mind has a mind of its own. We want to reap all those great benefits the researchers tell us are the result of a daily meditation practice—a thickened right cerebral cortex, lowered blood pressure, a decrease in cortisol, decreased feelings of anxiety and depression—but we’re soon frustrated by our mind’s unwillingness to go along with the program. For people who are suffering from mood disorders, meditation can be especially difficult, because depression is often accompanied by a lot of negative self-talk. Beginning a mindfulness or mantra-based practice when depression is visiting you, may be an invitation for depression to unpack and move in. 
 
In this workshop, you will learn the psychological aspects of each chakra and a meditation technique that incorporates mantra, mudra and breath to clear the central energy channel of the body and focus the mind.  There is empirical evidence that along with anxiety and depression, the LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation helps those who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage intrusive and repetitive thoughts. The more that you can give the mind a bone at the beginning of your practice, the less likely will you be to spiral into unproductive thought.
 

Duration: 1.0 hour(s)

Category
D: Off-Mat 

Level
General

Type
Mudra, Mantra, Breath

Duration
1.0 hour(s)

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