Wash away anxiety with this yin yoga sequence

anxiety brain lymphatic fluid yin yoga Oct 15, 2022

There are so many wonderful, unique ways of working with anxiety in a holistic way.

Yin yoga is my personal favorite because of how it activates the right brain and can increase the flow of lymph around the entire brain. 

In the sequence below you'll see a list of 6 yin yoga postures that help do just that. 

Looking at anxiety through the lens of the brain is particularly fascinating to me because the brain has such a big role in determining the quality and quantity of our thoughts. 

Here's what I know:

When we're anxious, it's because the left brain has taken over and the right brain is barely active. 

Another way of saying that is "when we're anxious - we're stuck in our thinking mind and unaware of the harmony and balance that exists in our larger body and in our right brain."

Anxiety is like looking through a tiny hole in your glasses, and only being able to see a sliver of reality. 

Whereas if you were able to see clearly through both the left and right lenses of your glasses, you'd see the bigger picture.

And that bigger picture is glorious. 

By bathing the brain in new lymphatic fluid, it helps clear out old thoughts, make room for new thoughts, and help us find a new, clearer, calmer and more liberated way of being in the world.

Bathing the brain in lymphatic fluid is like widening the lens through which we see.

Here are the yin yoga postures that help bathe the brain in lymphatic fluid:

1. Rabbit Pose
2. Ragdoll Pose
3. The Vagus Nerve Reset
4. Anahatasana
5. Supported Fish Pose
6. Shavasana

If you'd like to practice these postures with my guidance, check out The Anxiety Support Group. There's a 1-hour yin yoga practice recording in there called "October 13 Class for the Brain." When you join the anxiety support group you also get access to a weekly livestreaming ZOOM class on Thursdays at 8pm ET where we work with healing anxiety from a variety of angles - all with yin yoga and somatic meditation. 

If you're looking for some instruction about how to relax your tongue during meditation, check out my free guided meditations! There's a 10-minute "Relax the Tongue" practice in there that I think you'll love. 

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