18% of the US population suffers from generalized anxiety. That’s almost 1/5 of the population. That’s huge. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet less than 40% of those suffering receive treatment. Hand in hand with anxiety often comes depression. Yikes.
I had severe anxiety in my early to mid 20s, too. So did Jamie. We have walked the path and came out the other end way more grounded and self confident. Jamie used to be on anti- depressants and was frequently so anxious she would cancel a yoga class she was scheduled to teach last minute. Looking at Jamie today, you see a firm and empowered woman across the table.
Yoga and Ayurveda offer simple, low cost and no-side-effect tools. We share with you what worked and still works for us.
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
What you get from tuning in:
- The difference between constructive vs. crippling anxiety
- The mental attitude you need to adopt to emerge from your anxiety
- How Jamie weaned off her anti-anxiety medication and how you might be able to do it too
- The vortex of healing vs the vortex of disease
- The role of Yoga and Ayurveda in generalized anxiety
- The traits of anxiety
- Vulnerability as a pathway out
- Digestive issues and anxiety are linked
- Follow what lights you up
- A natural curiosity opens your mind
Jamie’s top anti-anxiety attitudes
- Ask yourself: How can this be different?
- Treat anxiety like a friend not an enemy
- Meet yourself with curiosity and compassion
Jamie’s top 3 strategies to get into the healing vortex
- Abhyanga aka self massage with oil to ground and nurture
- Stop, drop and sit
- Regular meals to balance the digestive fire and mind
Jamie Worster is part of a worldwide network of Yoga Health Coaches. She helps people become more vibrant by making simple shifts in their daily routine. Since 2009 she has supported others through yoga classes, training, mentoring and workshops. She is also a birth and postpartum doula.
Honest and nurturing, she creates safe, supportive and healing communities that activate deep change. She has completed two Yoga Alliance teacher training (Yogaworks 2009 + Ashaya Yoga 2012).
Jamie lives and plays near the ocean and mountains in Maine with her husband and son. Her favorite place to BE is floating in the salty goodness of the ocean, including dips in the frosty winter months in Maine.