Anxiety is a silent illness that affects almost all of us in some way. We may have anxiety ourselves or have a loved one, friend or colleague that may experience it.
According to Beyond Blue, anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia with 2.71 million people currently experiencing its symptoms. Here’s some numbers:
- 1 in 6 Australians currently experiences depression of anxiety or both (equivalent to 3.2 million people)
- 1 in 3 females will experience an anxiety condition vs 1 in 5 males
- 1 in 6 females will experience depression vs 1 in 8 males
So if you, or someone you know, experiences anxiety, you are not alone.
Anxiety is something close to my heart as I’ve experienced the loss of friends and people I admire through this illness. I also had a long career in corporate Australia and was surrounded by highly stressful environments and stressed out people.
I’m also motivated by the confusion out there about what anxiety is, how to manage it, the stigma still associated with mental health, the symptoms, how to manage it and even whether to tell friends, family or your employer about your condition/diagnosis
Yoga & Meditation for anxiety
Yoga and meditation can be profound for those experiencing anxiety as it’s a gateway to getting out of their heads and into their bodies.
Slow nurturing practices like a Chilled out flow, Restorative Yoga or Yin Yoga are really great for those experiencing anxiety. These practices then help them along the journey towards cultivating a meditation practice and starting to see and experience the world in a different light.
I teach across Melbourne with a variety of offerings including:
Check out my recent podcast recording with the amazing team at Flow Artists
To find out more about my offerings please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org