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Gentle Yoga for Reducing Anxiety

Beginner I

This beginner floor class was designed by Melissa to help you reduce your anxiety and/or stress. She guides you through a safe and thorough practice, with lots of gentle stretching for the whole body. Note: These props are optional but we recommend having a block or something else you can comfortably sit on.

Equipment:
  • Block
  • Chair
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Essexjudy
Essexjudy
September 15, 2022
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This is one of my go to classes it helped me with anxiety and now getting back to yoga after injury

armyoga98
armyoga98
September 12, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Perfect after a stressful day. Thank you.

Marie José Brizard
Marie José Brizard
July 10, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I just returned to yoga. Got lost in the stress of events. I love this class. Back to basics. This very gentle session directed with compassion and humour shows me that yoga is accessible again one gentle movement and breath at a time. Thank you Melissa.

DeborahL
DeborahL
May 27, 2022
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I’ve been missing some new Melissa classes this year. This old standby did the trick today.

daisyflower
daisyflower
February 19, 2022
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Such a peaceful and gentle practice that yet stretches one's body just about everywhere. I woke up anxious today and knew that this practice was on tap this morning. Thank you!

Izzyclarke
Izzyclarke
January 10, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I come back to this practice over and over again when I'm looking for gentleness and grounding. Thank you for a great practice.

ClaireS
ClaireS
December 23, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Such a relaxing practice. Thank you.

maryaj
maryaj
December 1, 2021
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About halfway through this class, I can feel my breathing deepen and my heart quit racing. It's a perfect way for me to relax in these crazy times.

lknaranjo
lknaranjo
January 10, 2021
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Thank you again! I keep coming back to this practice and always feel so calm afterwards. It really helps release tension I didn't realize my body was storing.

EmBe
EmBe
December 29, 2020
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Wonderful class! I feel so relaxed. The sound of the waves is so calming. Thank you.

Mjvanwing
Mjvanwing
November 30, 2020
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This is a great practice and truly does work to relieve anxiety.

lknaranjo
lknaranjo
November 29, 2020
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Thank you so much! This is exactly what I needed, and I will probably do this once or twice a week now. Ahhhh!

akhidevi108
akhidevi108
October 29, 2020
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Thank you! just what I needed today. Very gentle, yet my whole body feels enlivened.

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October 28, 2020
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I woke up too early today due to anxiety. I decided to see if yoga would help. I found this video and it worked wonders for me! Thank you so much!

themmases
themmases
October 27, 2020
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Beautiful class. I'll definitely return to it in the future on days I feel resistant to practicing (always an anxiety tell for me). Thank you!

mcipher
mcipher
October 26, 2020
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This was so lovely and soothing - Melissa had such a friendly and warm teaching style and the soft, ground-bound movement practice was perfect. I am borrowing the ending twist variation for my own class tomorrow because I think it’s so perfect for my coworkers and our tight upper backs and shoulders!!

mjsgirl710
mjsgirl710
October 22, 2020
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Really excellent class, very relaxing and just what I needed to get a calm stretch to center myself. Always love Melissa's videos!

Deesgate
Deesgate
October 12, 2020
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Wonderful relaxing class. Nothing too hard for a beginner and the instructor has a calm, soothing manner. The moves are not difficult but feel I received a good stretch. I had been doing Pilates in a studio but when Covid hit studio closed and I have not done much of anything except walking. I am trying this site out with the free yoga videos to see if I want to purchase a subscription. I will be looking for more from this instructor. Thank you and namaste!

csuethurston
csuethurston
October 12, 2020
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Maybe one of my favorites! So many benefits while so calm and relaxing.

DianeL
DianeL
October 10, 2020
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Absolutely delicious !
Thank you, Melissa !

LizzieLiz
LizzieLiz
October 6, 2020
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A lovely class to help calm the mind and gently stretch out. Thank you Melissa!

katielee23
katielee23
October 4, 2020
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Thank you SO much for this lovely gentle class, Melissa! I have unintentionally not stepped onto the mat for a while (but have been doing other movement) and felt i needed something whole body, gentle and on the floor and I came back to DYWM and here was this lovely new class. Just what I needed. I feel gently released all over...like my anxiety has been moved out of my body. This was just perfect. Thankyouthankyouthankyou.

sng4ever
sng4ever
October 3, 2020
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l lovely practice that makes you feel good. Melissa is a great guide.