According to yogic philosophy, there are five causes of suffering: separation from the spiritual, limited self-concept, attachments, aversions, and fear of death. With this philosophical contextualization, Yoga for Anxiety examines the causes of anxiety and helps readers create personal yoga programs designed to heal their symptoms and promote personal growth.<BR.
The book includes yoga self-healing practices, including meditation, self-inquiry exercises, and recitation of mantras, that have been used for centuries to quell anxious feelings and restore mental clarity. A chapter devoted to mindfulness helps readers learn to pause and regroup when they feel stressed instead of acting on their thoughts. Readers will also learn to accept their emotions and develop compassion for themselves as they learn to do away with the feelings of anxiety.
About the Authors:
Mary NurrieStearns, LCSW, RYT, is a yoga teacher and psychotherapist with a counseling practice in Tulsa, OK, who travels nationally teaching yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. For ten years, she was editor of Personal Transformation magazine. Now, NurrieStearns is co-author of Soulful Living and has produced numerous CDs on yoga and meditation as healing practices. With her husband, Rick NurrieStearns, she leads transformational meditation and yoga retreats.
Rick NurrieStearns is a meditation teacher, business owner, and was publisher of the personal and spiritual growth magazines Lotus and Personal Transformation. He was also co-author of Soulful Living. NurrieStearns has studied Buddhism, Taoism, and yoga philosophy and meditation for more than thirty-five years. He co-leads transformational meditation and yoga retreats with his wife, Mary NurrieStearns.