Calming the Coronavirus Anxiety with Yoga


AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY AT FCC DOT GOV IN UNCERTAIN TIMES LIKE THESE ALL HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS HOW LONG WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE OURSELVES WHEN IS LIFE GONNA GO BACK TO NORMAL AND WHAT KIND OF LASTING IMPACTS CORONA VIRUS GOING TO HAVE OUR LIVES YEARS FROM NOW. WELL SADLY NONE OF KNOW THE ANSWERS AND WE DON’T KNOW WHEN WE WILL BUT AS YOUR DELMARVA LIFE FAMILY WHO LOVES AND CARES ABOUT YOU WE TO DO OUR BEST TO HELP YOU LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE DURING THE SEASON WE WANT TO HELP YOU DISTRESS AND RELAX YOU MIGHT ALREADY HAVE SOME IDEAS ON HOW YOU CAN DO THAT WE’D LIKE TO SUGGEST ANOTHER IT’S AS SIMPLE AS BREATHING. WE SAID DELMARVA LIFE’S KATIE IS A REALLY SOLID YOGA STUDIOS SALISBURY TO GET SOME EXAMPLES OF SIMPLE MOVEMENTS YOU CAN DO THAT’LL HELP YOU FEEL BETTER THINK BETTER AND LIVE BETTER. DO YOU MEAN LISA WHEN WE’RE STRESSED WHEN THE BIGGEST THINGS WE FORGET TO DO IS BREATHE WE’VE COME HERE TO SEOUL YOGA STUDIOS SALISBURY TODAY TO GET SOME TIPS ON HOW TO DO IT AND SO WE FEEL GREAT. SO WE’RE HERE WITH YOGA TEACHER LAUREN GILMORE AND SHE’S GOING TO SHOW US WHAT TO DO. SO LAUREN WE ON THESE BLOCKS YES WE ARE ON THESE BLOCKS BECAUSE SOMETIMES IT’S NOT COMFORTABLE TO SIT RIGHT ON THE GROUND SO LIFTING THE HIPS A LITTLE BIT WHETHER IT’S ON A BLOCK OR ON BLANKETS OR YOU KNOW ON A COUPLE OF BOOKS IF YOU DON’T HAVE A YOGA BACK AT GIVES US SOME MORE SUSTAINED SEATED PRACTICE. SO YOU WANT SET UP NICE AND TALL SIT BONES DOWN INTO THE BLOCK WORD ONTO THE MAT LIFT THE CROWN HEAD UP NICE AND TALL GOOD WE’RE GOING TO START WITH A THREE PART BREATH THAT JUST BRINGS THE ATTENTION BACK TO THE BREATH SO THAT YOUR MIND ISN’T ALWAYS WANDERING SO PUT YOUR HANDS ON A BELLY TAKE A DEEP BREATH INTO THE BELLY FILL IT UP AS BIG AS YOU CAN LIKE A BEACH BALL EXHALE LET THE BELLY FALL DEEP BREATH INTO THE BELLY EXHALE LET THE BELLY FALL NOW THE NEXT TIME INTO THE BELLY FILL IT UP TO 70 PERCENT AND THEN START TO FILL UP THE CHEST EXHALE LET THE CHEST FORM LET THE BELLY FALL INHALE FILL THE BELLY 70 PERCENT FILL THE CHEST KEEP BREATHING SO MUCH THAT THE RIBS EXPAND OUTWARDS AND THEN WHEN YOU EXHALE BRING THE RIBS LET THE CHEST FALL WITH THE BELLY INHALE INTO THE BELLY KEEP BREATHING THE CHEST BUT THE RIBS EXPAND AND THEN AS YOU EXHALE BRING THE RIBS BACK IN LET THE CHEST FALL LET THE BELLY FALL SO THAT’S CALLED DEEP BREATH THAT’S A THREE PART BREATH AND ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS WHY BREATHING IS SO IMPORTANT IN YOGA IS BECAUSE IT BRINGS OUR ATTENTION TO THE BREATH TO OUR PRACTICE INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S GOING ON AND WHEN YOU’RE STRESSED AND YOU’RE ANXIOUS YOU SECRETE ADRENALINE AND CORTISOL AND WHEN YOU HAVE THAT GOING ON IN YOUR BODY AND IN YOUR SYSTEM FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM STARTS TO SHUT DOWN IS NOT AS EFFECTIVE. SO BY BRINGING OUR ATTENTION TO OUR BREATH AND BREATHING IT LOWERS THE BLOOD PRESSURE AND IT KEEPS OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM NICE AND HEALTHY AND STRONG SO THAT’S WHY BREATHING AND YOGA ARE SO IMPORTANT. AND THAT’S WHAT YOU JUST DID WITH US IS SOMETHING PEOPLE COULD DO RIGHT AT HOME WHILE THEY’RE SITTING WHILE THEY’RE SURE TV READING MAKE YOU JUST YOU KNOW WORK ON THAT. ABSOLUTELY. SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I LOVE ABOUT YOGA IS YOU KNOW WE ALWAYS GET TO POSES OR AUSTIN THAT YOU MIGHT FEEL COMFORTABLE OR MIGHT REQUIRE A LITTLE BIT MORE WORK FROM US. SO WE LEARN HOW TO BREATHE THROUGH IT BECAUSE EVEN SOMETHING UNCOMFORTABLE IS TEMPORARY SO EVEN WHEN YOU’RE OFF OF THE MAT IN A STRESSFUL SITUATION OR LISTENING TO THE NEWS AND YOU’RE FEELING YOURSELF GET A LITTLE BIT ANXIOUS BY JUST BREATHING AND COMING BACK TO YOUR BREATH AND FOCUSING ON YOUR INHALES AND EXHALES WILL START TO BRING THAT BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN. LAUREN YOU ARE A FOUNDER OF KNOWLEDGE ALREADY. I FEEL LIKE FOR WORK BOOTS DURING THE WORK WEAR SALE NOW AT OLE VERNON PAOLO PATIENTS BACK HERE AT SOPHIA STUDIO IN SALISBURY WITH MY FRIEND LAUREN GILMORE SHOWING US HOW TO RELAX. WE’VE DONE THE BREATHING. NOW LET’S MOVE THE BODY A LITTLE BIT A LITTLE FIND SOME ACID AND PRACTICE SO WE’RE GOING TO START WITH OUR LEGS STRETCHED OUT FORWARD AND OUR SIT PHONES ROOTING DOWN INTO THE EARTH PRESS THE HANDS DOWN INTO THE MAT LIFT THE CROWN AT THE HEAD NICE AND TALL PULL THE TOES BACK GOOD. TAKE A DEEP BREATH THEN LONG EXHALE OUT. GOOD. NOW START TO WALK YOUR HANDS FORWARD AND THEY CAN REST ON THE SHINS ON THE ANKLES OR MAYBE YOU CAN GRAB THE TOES AND YOU CAN ALWAYS PUT A SLIGHT BEND KNEES IF THAT FEELS A LITTLE BIT MORE COMFORTABLE. TUCK THE CHIN CHEST AND START TO PRESS THE BACKS OF THE KNEES INTO THE MAT. THAT WILL START TO STRETCH THE HAMSTRINGS AND THE LEGS ALL RIGHT. WALK THE HANDS UP TO THE HIPS BRING THE RIGHT FOOT TO THE LEFT THIGH PULL THE LEFT HIP BACK JUST A LITTLE BIT REACH THE ARMS UP OVERHEAD GOOD AND TURN YOUR HEART TOWARDS YOUR TOES TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND AND AS YOU EXHALE FOLD OVER THE LEFT LEG THIS IS A NICE HAMSTRING STRETCH AND THIS IS SOMETHING PEOPLE COULD MAYBE DO JUST WHILE THEY’RE WATCHING TV AT HOME. OH ABSOLUTELY. ONE MORE DEEP BREATH AND EXHALE ALL RIGHT WALK THE HANDS BACK UP TO THE HIPS GOOD. LET THE RIGHT LEG GO ALONG BEING THE SOLE THE LEFT FOOT INTO THE RIGHT THIGH. FEEL THAT RIGHT HIP BACK SLIGHTLY INHALE ARMS UP. HEART TOWARDS THE TOES. DEEP BREATH IN AND EXHALE FOLD OVER THE RIGHT LEG. Y FEEL THAT STRETCH DEEP BREATHS ALL RIGHT. WALK THE HANDS UP TO THE HIPS. ALL RIGHT WE’RE GONNA DO A VARIATION PIGEON POST THAT IS PRETTY ACCESSIBLE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO PLAY SO WE’RE GOING TO MEET ON OUR HANDS AND KNEES AND TABLETOP FIRST CASH PAYMENT AND WE ARE GOING TO BRING THE RIGHT FOOT FORWARD. AND WE WANT THAT TO BE PARALLEL WITH THE SHORT EDGE OF THE NIGHT. AND THEN SIT ON THE RIGHT HEAD SO START TO WALK YOUR PALMS FORWARD. HI PEOPLE WALKING AND FORWARD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL A STRETCH ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RIGHT HIP. KEEP PRESSING THAT CHIN DOWN NOW MAYBE WALK YOUR HANDS OVER TO THE RIGHT CORNER OF THE MAT. GET THAT LEFT ARMPIT EXTRA PRESSED DOWN KEEP BREATHING WALK OVER TO THE LEFT. PRESS THE RIGHT ARMPIT DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT. DEEP IN HOUSE PHIL EXHALES WALK THE HANDS BACK TO CENTER AND GO COME ALL THE WAY BACK UP AND THEN IT’S REALLY EASY TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE. READY. YEAH I’M TOTALLY READY. OK YOU JUST PUT YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOU AND SWING YOUR LEGS AROUND. HEY EASY ALL RIGHT. WALK THE HENCEFORWARD DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE GOOD HEAD HANG IF YOU CAN REMEMBER IF YOU EVER FEEL ANY PAIN. BACK OFF BECAUSE YOU’LL GET SO MANY THINGS BUT PAINFUL IS NOT ONE OF THEM ARE LOST HANDS TO THE LEFT AND PRESSED THE RIGHT ARMPIT DOWN INHALE WALK THE HANDS TO THE RIGHT. PRESS THE LEFT ARMPIT DOWN GOOD KEEP BREATHING COME BACK TO SOME MORE HANDS ALL THE WAY UP YEAH. SO EVEN LIKE A SIMPLE STRETCHES LIKE STRETCHING THE LEGS OUT AND MAYBE FOLDING OVER. THOSE ARE WONDERFUL WAYS THAT YOU CAN KIND OF COME BACK TO YOUR BREATH AND GET THE BODY MOVING FORWARD THINKING SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HELP US FIELD A LITTLE BIT BETTER IN KIND OF A TIME THAT PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE? ANY TIMES REST THANKS SO MUCH. ALL RIGHT. BACK TO YOU GUYS SO YOGA STUDIOS DOORS ARE TEMPORARY CLOSED FOR THE TIME BEING HOWEVER THEY’RE OFFERING FREE CLASSES VIA FACEBOOK LIKE YOU DID BY A LINK TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE ON OUR WEB SITE DELMARVA

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  1. Thank you so much for this! It really helps! :o)

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