LifeForce Yoga® is intentionally designed to work with and manage the mood while supporting students in self-regulation. Many of the yoga techniques can be done in a chair, in bed, and do not require a yoga mat. LifeForce Yoga interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what’s no longer serving you—without a story attached!
- Pranayama and kriya breathing techniques that regulate the emotions
- Meditations that lift the mood
- Creating Affirmation (sankalpa)
- LifeForce Yoga Bhavana (Imagery)
- LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation
- LifeForce Yoga Nidra
- Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras)
- Yoga asanas suitable for multilevel practitioners
- Nondual Self-Inquiry through writing and Dyad Sharing
Founder, Amy Weintraub’s journey towards recovery from her own mood disorder began in 1970 with a daily meditation practice. In 1989 she began to practice Kripalu Yoga, and it was that daily embodied practice joined to the breath that freed her from depression. Since then, she has studied with Yoga masters and meditation teachers in the U.S. and India and done extensive research to develop a practice that weaves ancient Classical and Tantric practices with current scientific understanding of their benefits and contraindications.
No matter your lineage or the yoga “style” in which you practice, LifeForce Yoga can offer you strategies to enhance your mood without changing your basic practice. The daily practice of LifeForce Yoga will diminish your sense of separation, which is the literal source of depression. The connection you feel to that which is most authentic within you and your connection to others will be enhanced.
LifeForce Yoga is a practice of compassion that creates a big enough container to embrace and accept all the dualities of mood. The practice is adapted to the student, so each individual can move into a balanced emotional, mental, and physical state of equanimity and self-awareness.
Visit http://www.yogafordepression.com to read more about Lifeforce Yoga and founder Amy Weintraub, and to read recent research and articles.
Lifeforce Yoga can be practiced by adults, children, teenagers, senior citizens; it can be practiced in a group setting, or within an individualized private basis.
Integrated Care, Concepts and Consultation offers Lifeforce Yoga sessions on an individualized basis with Judy Thompson.