Yoga and Resiliency for First Responders: Part 2

By
Leanne Wierzbicki, CYA-E-RYT 200, YFFR
female first responder practicing meditation with eyes closed

This is part 2 of an article on Yoga and Resiliency for First Responders. Here’s a link to part 1.

Yoga is a Pain Management Technique

Pain is something that many first responders deal with on an ongoing basis, and pain has a powerful impact on human feelings and behavior.

Woman practicing yoga meditation at home with kids.

Don't Panic: How Yoga Can Help You Think Clearly in Times of Difficulty

By now, most of us are well aware of all the effects that stress can have on our bodies. For example, here are just some of the health problems that chronic stress can cause: heart disease, hypertension (high... Read more
Woman practicing yoga restorative supported backbend.

Fatigue Got You Down? Try This Restorative Yoga Sequence

Too tired. For many, it’s the default response to every request—even the fun ones. Some of the walking weary are simply too overworked or overstressed to get adequate rest. While others may feel drained by a... Read more
Woman practicing yoga outside hands in prayer.

Navigating Uncertain Times: 6 Offerings of Gratitude

How do we take time out to feel grateful amidst the global tumult resulting from COVID-19? It has touched every aspect of our lives. We are in a state of collective shock. It’s hard not to be consumed by what... Read more
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When Restorative Yoga is Not Enough: 4 Sequencing Tips for Calming Anxiety

She stomped up to me at the end of class, obviously pissed off. “I don’t know what you think this stuff is good for,” she barked. I was taken aback, “What’s wrong?” “Your poses,” she continued, hands-on-hips... Read more
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Stress Management For When You're Stressed

“ The antidote to stress is relaxation. To relax is to rest deeply. This rest is different from sleep. Deep states of sleep include periods of dreaming which increase muscular tension, as well as other... Read more
Woman practicing yoga meditation outside.

Vagus Nerve Yoga: A Mind-Body Approach to Wellness

The vagus nerve plays a central role in your emotional and physical health. The vagus nerve extends from the brainstem down into your stomach and intestines, enervating your heart and lungs, and connecting... Read more
Woman practicing yoga meditating

How to Stay Mindful and Safe During the Coronavirus Outbreak

“We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. ” ~ Lionel Kendrick The coronavirus is no longer isolated to just China. It’s here, affecting over 90... Read more
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The Art of Slow Living: How to Reclaim Your Peace and Joy

“In today’s rush, we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just being.” ~Eckhart Tolle We’re going to start with a visualization exercise. Set a timer for one minute,... Read more
Yoga class practicing Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II)

Soul-Centered Success: Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

Nothing will influence your happiness, relationships, energy, success, and overall life satisfaction more than your mindset. Your mindset is your operating system for your life. It influences every part of... Read more
Yoga class practicing for stress relief in Corpse Pose (Savasana)

Holiday Stress? 5 Yoga Tips for Keeping Your Presence During the Season Of Presents

It’s the holiday season again. If you practice a specific religion, there is a holiday for you now. If you don’t practice a particular religion, you likely will still be bombarded with holiday advertisements,... Read more