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Yoga for stress and anxiety

One of the changes many of us find really surprising at menopause is the sudden appearance of anxiety – even if we’ve been previously calm and centred. But whenever you’re feeling stressed and anxious, use this clever yoga technique to calm down quickly. The best bit? No lycra is required!

In this short video, you’ll learn a yoga breathing technique that you can do anywhere to calm and centre yourself quickly. It uses the same principles as a technique called ‘controlled breathing’ – which is recommended by the NHS to help with stress.

We’ve tried this breathing technique to reduce anxiety, and can promise that it really works, so take 5 minutes and learn how to manage intense emotions and panicky moments, wherever you happen to be.

About Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

Uma has 20 years experience of sharing yoga therapy for women’s health, though she started her yoga career aged four, joining her mum watching Yoga for Health on Thames TV. Her career since has been just as intellectually curious and enquiring, spanning different schools of yoga and yoga therapy including Structural Yoga Therapy, Satyananda Yoga and Iyengar Yoga.

Uma gained her Yoga Biomedical Trust Diploma in Yoga Therapy in 1999, and subsequently trained in Structural Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, and worked as a yoga therapist with special expertise in women’s health. She is a recognised teacher of the British Wheel of Yoga, and is an International Association of Yoga Therapists’ Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT).

Read Uma’s full biography here

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