Four Mantras to Memorize

Mantras are a yoga tool you can use to calm your mind anywhere, anytime. When you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or sluggish, choose a word, phrase, or invocation and chant it in a way that works for you: loudly, softly, or even internally.

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3 Approaches to Maintaining Presence

Balance poses are excellent gauges of how present you are—suddenly falling over can be a “gotcha!” indicator of a wandering mind. Try out Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose) or Vrksasana (Tree Pose), and notice if you are veering to one side. If you're feeling precariously balanced in a pose (or in life), focus on pushing your standing leg and/or hand down into the earth. Then observe how grounding down and narrowing your attention allows your body and mind to remain steady in the now.

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Four Poses That Will Combat Anxiety

 Child's Pose helps to release tension in the back, neck, and shoulders, which are areas where most people hold a lot of their stress. This pose also helps to promote relaxation by encouraging steady conscious breathing, which is particularly great for anxiety sufferers due to a calming of the nervous system.

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