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Restorative yoga for mental health

by | May 27, 2013 | Uncategorized

The yoga psychology sanga meet every couple of months in beautiful yoga studios in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby (Australia) to learn and get excited about yoga psychology.

This month we met at Libbie Nelson‘s lovely shala, to learn about her experience with yoga and mental health.  Libbie is a yoga therapist, physiotherapist and yoga teacher trainer, and she runs workshops on yoga and mental health.

My favourite part of the yoga psychology sanga get-togethers is experimenting on ourselves as we try out all the yoga practices.

I thought I’d share with you some images from Libbie’s workshop…..

A restorative yoga pose for a kapha imbalance.

     

A restorative yoga pose for a vata imbalance.

     

A restorative yoga pose for a pitta imbalance.

     

A restorative yoga pose for a pitta or kapha imbalance.

From a mental health perspective, an imbalance of vata is associated with anxiety, pitta with anger and kapha with depression.  These postures are held for an extended period of time, so be sure you’re really comfortable, close your eyes, and enjoy!

Thanks Libbie for a beautiful informative and restorative evening,

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