#004: Yoga for Fear and Anxiety with Beth Spindler

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Yoga offers a readily-accessible system for courageous living.

In fact, there are simple and quick yoga therapy methods for finding instant relief from symptoms of fear, including depression, anxiety and rage.

Our guest, Beth Spindler, is an author and Certified Yoga Therapist and has taught over 4 decades all over the world. Her book, Yoga Therapy for Fear; Treating Anxiety, Depression and Rage with the Vagus Nerve and other Techniques has been a number one seller on Amazon and is a training manual in teacher training programs.

She has trained in all branches of the Krishnamacharya lineage, as well as Sri Vidya Tantra, Kundalini, Anusara, Phoenix Rising, and in modern trauma counseling, neuroscience and biomechanics. She has also trained hundreds of yoga teachers. Her goal is to make yoga accessible to every body and mind, and every situation.

Her book is designed as a guide to help readers uncover fearlessness through yoga's methods and disciplines. It offers a medically-proven approach to help students and clients uncover their own radiance that is hidden by fear and anxiety.

Tune in to this episode to hear Beth's story of turning vegetarian in the Midwest at the age of 10, her journey of finding and delving deep into yoga, and some simple yogic techniques to help reprogram responses to uncertain circumstances so that they can be dealt with in a healthy way.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Beth’s story of growing up in the Midwest, becoming a vegetarian at the age of 10 and how moving to California opened up a world of new possibilities

  • How yogic practices can help reprogram responses to uncertain circumstances

  • Breathing exercises and movements to help with anxiety and more

This episode is sponsored by Embarque Yoga and Holistic Health, an urban sanctuary in the heart of Indianapolis, offering yoga classes, massage therapy and holistic practices rooted in connecting the innate wisdom of the body with the mind to help you find true healing. Through dynamic movement, deep relaxation, natural remedies and holistic self-care, Embarque’s team of wellness professionals can help you remain healthy as you age, stay sane while managing stress, and feel good every day of your life. Click here to learn more.

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Xo, -Alyssa

Links mentioned in this episode:

Purchase Beth’s book on Amazon
Visit Beth Spindler’s Website
Take a Class with Beth Online at Yoga International