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Yoga For Emotional Balance : Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression - Bo Forbes

Yoga For Emotional Balance

Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression

By: Bo Forbes

Paperback Published: 8th March 2011
ISBN: 9781590307601
Number Of Pages: 256

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Emotional balance is within your reach—when you cultivate the intelligence of both your body and mind. Bo Forbes, a psychologist and yoga teacher, presents an integrative, mind-body approach to healing anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. In this book, she offers some of her most important teachings and practices, including:

-simple ways to understand your emotional patterns

-an overview of the three main obstacles to emotional well-being

-five tools for building emotional balance

-restorative yoga sequences designed to balance anxiety and lift depression

-breath- and body-centered exercises to mind and energize your body

Rooted in classical yoga, yet supported by psychology and science, the techniques in this book will help you create progressive and lasting change. This book also includes a complimentary online recording of the guided yoga routines: see inside for more information.

Industry Reviews

"Forbes clearly and compassionately explains anxiety and depression and helps readers understand the process of healing. We can all benefit from these teachings."--LA Yoga

"This book is excellent--it 's timely, clear, and full of tools for creating emotional balance. I particularly love the restorative yoga sequences. They are close to miraculous, and everyone can do them."--Lilias Folan, PBS host and author of Lilias! Yoga Gets Better with Age

"Forbes has crafted a knowledgeable, realistic guide to addressing the physical and psychological aspects of anxiety and depression, explaining how we can use the body and mind in concert with each other to heal. To her credit, Forbes grounds her ideas and recommendations in sober observations (as both a therapist and a yoga teacher), scientific literature, and a bodhisattva 's compassion for human suffering. If you 're struggling with anxiety and depression, this book could point the way to wholeness and well-being."--Yoga Journal

"Bo Forbes has written more than just a book. She 's put together a step-by-step prescription that can be tailored to individual needs for the effective relief of the common modern-day maladies of stress, anxiety, and depression."--Richard Rosen, author of The Yoga of Breath

"Yoga for Emotional Balance teaches restorative poses and simple breathing techniques that, when practiced regularly, can put you on the path to feeling better."--Timothy McCall, MD, author of Yoga as Medicine

"[A] unique synthesis of yoga and psychology . . . this important contribution to the field of integrative emotional healing is informative for teachers and therapists, yet accessible to the lay person."--Yoga International

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Yoga's Role in Emotional Balancep. 1
The Path to Emotional Balancep. 11
Understanding Anxiety and Depressionp. 13
Breath Exercise: Getting to Know Your Breathp. 28
Body Exercise: Distinguishing between Tension and Relaxationp. 31
What Gets in the Way of Changep. 34
Breath Exercise: 1:1 Breathingp. 48
Body Exercise: The Five-Minute Body Check-inp. 50
How True Healing Happensp. 55
Breath Exercise: 1:2 Breathingp. 72
Body Exercise: Going Up the Stairs Backwardp. 75
Five Ways to Transform Your Emotional Patternsp. 78
Breath Exercise: Worrying and 1:2 Breathingp. 103
Body Exercise: Getting to Know Restorative Yogap. 105
Finding Meaning in Anxiety and Depressionp. 108
Breath Exercise: Going with the Flow of Emotionsp. 128
Body Exercise: Inhabiting Your Body with Kindnessp. 130
Breathwork and Restorative Yogap. 135
What's Your Emotional Type?p. 137
The Heart of the Practicep. 149
Anxiety-Balancing Practicep. 164
Depression-Lifting Practicep. 189
Mixed Anxiety and Depression Stabilizing Practicesp. 212
Epiloguep. 215
Acknowledgmentsp. 218
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 222
Prop Resource Guidep. 227
Notesp. 235
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ISBN: 9781590307601
ISBN-10: 1590307607
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th March 2011
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.4  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1