Sep 8, 2021
Beth Spindler, a teacher since 1976, has the highest certification in yoga therapy, and shares some of her wonderful wisdom and fun, muttley and varied tools for fear relief with Shira. She's also written Yoga Therapy for Fear, Treating Anxiety, Depression and Rage.
We talk about the benefits of integrating different yoga traditions, such as Iyengar, flow, viniyoga and power yoga. Finding the right teacher or teaching that resonates with us as we grow, and finding our own voice as a teacher, and adding things out that are off the beaten path into our toolbox.
How taking yoga therapy into the home is real because you can use what's in the home, instead of buying more expensive stuff. Beth gives us buckets of practices, first starting with something she learned from the Sri Vidya Tantra, which works directly on the vagus nerve, calming the mind through physiology, instead of wresting with the indominable mind.
She decribes how the vagal nerve cradles our organs and working with it is the easiest way to access relief from fear quickly. We discuss how the doshas, Vata, Kapha and Pitta, correspond to anxiety, depression and rage. And fear underlies all these as traumatic responses to stressors.
Here are a few of her interesting articles;
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