How do you combat the patient who tells you they simply can’t find time to practice yoga? There are plenty of yoga breathing techniques that can be practiced in traffic, in front of the computer, or while standing in line. Even these short sessions bring stress relief, and help your patient manage the discomforts of anxiety. Mary NurrieStearns suggests the Come to Your Rescue Breath.
Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, an advanced-level yoga teacher, certified yoga therapist, ordained member of Thich Nhat Hahn's Order of Interbeing, author and retreat leader. She is author of the Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness Card Deck; co-author of Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind; Yoga for Emotional Trauma; Yoga for Anxiety; and co-editor of Soulful Living. Mary has suffered from anxiety and emotional trauma, and credits mindfulness practices for profound personal transformation.