with Gary KraftsowIn a recent study, 75% of yoga students reported attending yoga classes for stress management and 15% were using yoga specifically for depression or anxiety. Stress and disturbing emotions play a primary role in disease and therefore, emotional health and the skills to relieve stress are fundamental to the maintenance of health in the physical body. Yoga has tremendous potential for assisting the general population with reducing stress and the effects of stress-related diseases.
This weekend with Gary Kraftsow, founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, will include lecture and practice including methods to relieve musculoskeletal tension, relieve headaches, improve sleep, increase feelings of well-being, improve coping strategies for dealing with stressful events and the subsequent negative symptoms of stress, and offer home/office strategies.
Gary developed the successful 12-week program Stress Management for Aetna Insurance Company staff. The intervention introduced tools for managing stress including asana, breathing techniques, relaxation, mental techniques, and education.