“Take a few breaths”…… how often we instinctively turn to breath to calm stress and distress, but why?
Delving into the captivating realm of the science of breath, this 60-minute on the mat yoga therapy session takes you on a journey of discovery and physiological understanding as we unravel the intricate mechanisms that govern our most essential life force. Drawing on the fields of neuroscience, psychology and biology, we navigate the relationship between breath and the autonomic nervous system and how this influences our psychological state, uncovering the profound effects of breath on stress modulation, cognitive function, and overall well-being. From the timeless wisdom of ancient breathing practices to the cutting-edge insights of modern research, this workshop offers a blend of theory and practise.
Whether you seek to enhance your mental clarity, manage your emotions, or simply cultivate a deeper connection with your inner self, join us in this captivating exploration of breath, and empower yourself with transformative tools for a balanced and enriched life.
60 minute session on the yoga mat:
Discussion of the science of breath
Practises to bring the science to life
Veena is a London based Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP Accredited) and EMDR therapist with over 10 years experience of working with depression and anxiety disorders within the NHS and privately.
She’s also a Yoga Therapist for Mental Health, speaker, lecturer and researcher. Learning how to navigate and better understand her own stresses and anxieties led Veena to develop academic experience of psychology and neuroscience, leading to formal study at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and UCL, and she continues to remain current with both fields. Her academic interest in stress and emotional trauma and their effects on health, combined with her experience and knowledge of psychotherapy, yoga and mindfulness and how these approaches can improve mental health equips her with a versatile approach to address a diverse range of group and individual needs.