Present Moment Awareness: Yoga & Anxiety – Practices to Consider

Potential Benefits

  • Yoga helps by anchoring attention to the present moment.
  • Because anxiety is often future-focused, becoming aware of the sensations in the body in a particular asana or the sensation of breath can reduce symptoms by keeping the mind attuned to what is happening now. (Ginny Graves)
  • Awareness of the body and mind can likewise help the practitioner to recognize the first signs of anxiety and intervene before they become a full-blown anxiety attack.

Teaching Tools

These tools can help you to teach the practice of bringing conscious awareness to the present moment.