Here are some audio and video recordings that will help you to practice some yoga on your own. I hope you find them helpful.
Affectionate Breathing Meditation
This is a meditation that will take approximately 10 minutes. Please find a safe, quiet space for yourself to practice. Once you become acquainted with this meditation, you can practice anywhere. There has been a proliferation of research recently into the benefits of self-compassion. Self-compassion means that when we experience suffering or distress we care for ourselves as we would care for someone we truly love. Practicing self-compassion is linked to a reduction of negative mind states like anxiety, depression, stress, perfectionism, shame and rumination. This breathing mediation is a way of soothing and comforting yourself.
Yoga Nidra is a meditative technique used to evoke deep relaxation. It induces a hypnogogic state of consciousness. Yoga Nidra is a useful tool to help manage anxiety and stress. This recording is 20 minutes in duration. Take time to lie down on a bed or the ground and make yourself very comfortable. Ensure that you have created time and space for yourself and that you will not be interrupted.
Seated Chair Yoga
In this short video I demonstrate two basic poses using a chair that will help to elicit relaxation and ease. This video was filmed at Helix Healthcare Group, where I teach one on one therapeutic yoga for people dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. These two poses are simple and effective and could be done at home or at work. Enjoy.