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Yoga Anxiety

About anxiety- Part three: The freedom of not knowing

Thoughts and reality In the first part of this series, we took a closer look at thoughts: those elusive, ongoing interpretations coming from our minds, commenting on whatever happens or is about to happen. Sometimes they’re like a babbling stream, and sometimes they are painful triggers of feeling unloved, lonely or anxious.  We found that thoughts …

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About Anxiety – Part two: Who is the one that is anxious?

In this article, we’re going to have a closer look at the one who is experiencing anxiety, the one we call “me.” Who or what is this “me” that is worried, that is trying to get a grip on life, its form, its existence? Who is the one that is anxious?  Common knowledge versus our …

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About Anxiety – Part one: Investigating anxious thoughts

What is anxiety and what is causing it? Anxiety has many forms. It can be a small but tenacious knot somewhere in your stomach or a worried voice speaking to you when you try to sleep at night. Sometimes anxiety can become an overwhelming fear that causes you to panic, even to a point where …

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5 Anxiety Busting Poses

5 Anxiety-Busting Poses

Here’s the scenario: There’s a deadline looming. My mind is racing. If I don’t get this done there will be consequences! My mind goes through the worst-case outcomes. I start to panic. I feel like I might explode. I need to sit down and focus on the task at hand, but I can’t possibly concentrate …

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5 Questions Before Going Deeper

5 Questions Before Going Deeper

You may have heard the saying that before you speak, ask yourself: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? I’ve always felt this is a great guideline that helps me practice compassionate communication in line with the yogic principle of ahimsa, or non-harming. It’s a great way to keep myself in check when I …

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