Robin Rothenberg

Soothing the Spirit: Yoga for Anxious Mind

Categorie(s): Health and Wellness, Yoga,

When: Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Time: 8:00 to 9:00 am PST

We’ve all experienced moments of nervousness, but obsessive thinking can lead to sleepless nights, emotional meltdowns, high-blood pressure and even full-blown panic attacks. The question is how do we quiet that neurotic roommate in our head that keeps perpetuating feelings of agitation?

Learn how our mind triggers our body’s physiologic panic button and loops back on itself – and how yoga can stop the cycle in its tracks! Time-tested breathing and meditation practices, combined with simple movements, can literally re-program your mind and body to help you to “chill out” and re-compose yourself on the spot. More importantly, these techniques, applied consistently over time, will literally re-wire your set point so you’re less likely to react to stimulus that previously would have sent you spinning. Robin will link neuroscience and the physiology of chronic stress to the ancient yogic teachings, sharing in a practical way how you can apply specific techniques to interrupt the mental whirlwind and soothe your soul.

Robin has been teaching minds and bodies to heal through yoga for nearly 25 years. Her work in the field of yoga therapy is well-documented through her research and hands-on application working with individuals and groups. This class will be of value not only to those who suffer from anxiety but also to professionals who are interested in employing the teachings and practices from the yoga tradition to support their client’s transformation. Experiential practice will be woven throughout the hour to embody the teachings more fully. Robin’s CD, “Soothing the Spirit: Yoga Nidra to Reduce Anxiety”, will be available through the YogaHub store, with music by Grammy-award winning musician Nancy Rumbel of Rumbel & Tingstad.

Speaker Bio: back pain, which was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Her ground-breaking work in the field of yoga research has been written about in the New York Times, Seattle Times, Yoga Journal, Fit Yoga and Natural Health. She continues to work in the field of Read full bio »