Yoga for Emotional Balance and Self-Care Online Course
How will this course help me?
Practising yoga can help us come back to a place within ourselves where we feel at home and at peace.
To arrive in this place we’ll practice some lovely healing yoga postures, calming breathing techniques, full body relaxations and Meditations.
We will gently and mindfully release emotions held in the body, we will practice yoga to nourish ourselves and build our strength and courage to know we are enough and rest in this space or take courageous steps to a place we would like to be.
What’s included in the course?
We have 15 lessons in our Yoga for Emotional Balance and Self Care Online Course. Each lesson covers a specific aspect of how your yoga practice can support your emotional health including:
- Balancing your nervous system,
- Letting go of emotions and resistance to letting go,
- Using your yoga practice as a deep self-care process,
- Developing your confidence
- Specific pranayama, meditation, and relaxations.
- Each individual class has details of the benefits to you for practicing the class.
For a specific issue, follow the classes as a sequence to help clear the issue you are working on.
There are two sections to this course.
- Includes the yoga, pranayama and meditation classes. I invite you to mix and match the lessons to suit your needs.
- Includes bonus lessons which are there for you to explore your current self-care routine or practices.
Use these resources as and when you feel you need them. You do not need to do them in order unless you are working on a specific issue and you want to be guided through a process to let go of the issue in question.
If you are visiting this course for the first time I recommend watching the presentation video. It talks you through the key aspects of your yoga practice which directly relates to balancing our subtle emotional nature.
Relaxations and Meditation
I have recorded three relaxations for you based on length of time, a pranayama (breathing technique) lesson and a guided Gratitude Meditation. Choose the makeup of your class by reading the purpose of the classes in the class descriptions and add as required.
Don’t forget the bonus extras for the course
- Please read our safety information before you begin your practice so you can get the most out of the classes.
- Use our ‘affirmation sheet’ to enhance your course experience by helping you to be inspired to fit your Yoga practice into your busy lifestyle
- Join our Online Yoga Community so you have a place to ask questions and offer support to other practitioners in our classes.
- For additional information regarding Mind/Body Healing using Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation check out our blog posts.
I look forward to guiding you through your Yoga lessons and connecting with you along the way.
Online yoga for emotional balance and self care: Course introduction2 of 4
If this is your first time to this course I recommend you spend time 20 minutes watching this video. It gives you an overview of the course and how you can get the best out of it.
Self care checklist3 of 4
This Self Care checklist has been designed for you to ensure that your self-care remains a top priority. At the end of each day take a minute to go through and tick off what you have included and not included. This list will help you identify the parts of self-care you may avoid or miss out. You can then use your yoga practice, the meditations or relaxations to explore this further and remove the block which is holding you back.
How to be grounded and centred4 of 4
This class is based on a set of movements to gently awaken your body and mind and prepare you or your day. As we ease out any tightness and tension we link the breath to the movements, engaging your nervous system, to bring a sense of peace and calmness into your thoughts. Time required: 12 minutes
Online Yoga Class: Balancing your nervous system1 of 1
This online yoga lesson is designed to take you through a Yoga class specifically focused on balancing your nervous system. Try this class if you are feeling you need to stop but instead, you keep finding things to do to keep you busy or if you are avoiding taking time for your yoga practice but you know deep down you will ultimately benefit from it. Class length: 48 minutes (excl. relaxation).
Online Yoga Class: Release negative emotions1 of 2
This online yoga lesson is designed to take you through a Yoga class specifically to release negative emotions. Try this class when you recognise you are feeling emotional and want to be present with your emotions, accept them and gently release them through your practice. Class Length: 23 Minutes (excl. relaxation).
Pranayama - Clearing Your mind with alternate nostril breathing2 of 2
This breathing technique is excellent for balancing the right and left hemispheres of the brain. This brings about a sense of calmness and can often feel like you have more space in your mind and between thoughts. Class length: 9 Minutes
Hip opening Class 2 - Pigeon Pose1 of 1
This hip-opening yoga video will take you through a lovely class to open up and release tension in your hip and pelvic area. We explore modifications and variations of the Pigeon Pose before moving into the full posture. Class length: 68 mins
Online Yoga Class: Deep self-care1 of 2
This online yoga lesson is designed to take you through a Yoga class specifically focused on yoga for self-care. Try this class if you want to take a short yet focused online yoga class to deeply relax. Class Length: 23 Minutes (Relaxation optional)
Gratitude meditation2 of 2
This meditation is an opportunity for you to reflect on all that you have in your life. There’s something ‘magic’ and mysterious about feeling a sense of gratitude and as we practice it more often it brings your awareness to more of what is coming into your life rather than what you currently don’t have. Class Length: 20 minutes
Yoga For Confidence1 of 1
This online yoga lesson is designed to take you through a yoga class specifically focused on yoga for confidence. Use this class to change your emotions and perspective to a heartfelt confidence in yourself and your abilities. Class length: 68 Minutes (Including relaxation).
Short online guided relaxation1 of 2
This video guides you through a gentle relaxation. Allow yourself to drop into this still space, rejuvenate your energy & become refreshed, alert & balanced. Course Length: 14 Minutes
20 minute Online Relaxation2 of 2
A 23-minute relaxation to guide you through your physical tension. From here allow your awareness to move into deeper areas of tension in your body, emotions and thoughts and gentle release through a process of observation and acceptance.
9 Minute Online Kosha Meditation Video & Handout1 of 4
A lying or seated meditation to help you to come into a deeper space and awareness within yourself. When you practice from this space we are able to acknowledge tension and emotion and compassionately let it go without judgment. Class length: 9 Minutes
2 Minute Emotional Stress Release Technique2 of 4
This 7-minute video will teach you a fantastic technique to calm and balance your nervous system. It can be used anywhere and at any time.
The benefits of letting go of resistance3 of 4
This 9-minute video explores how letting go of resistance, letting go of the need to try or work harder to make something happen and allowing yourself to breath, be and create space can benefit your inner balance, wellbeing and your energy levels.