Yoga for Emotional Balance

Emotional balance is within your reach—when you cultivate the intelligence of both your body and your mind. I’m excited to present an integrative approach to healing anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. In this book, I offer some of my most powerful, effective teachings and practices, including:


  • simple ways to understand your emotional patterns

  • an overview of the three main obstacles to emotional well-being

  • five methods for building emotional balance

  • restorative yoga sequences designed to balance anxiety and lift depression

  • breath- and body-centered exercises to calm your mind and energize your body


Rooted in classical yoga yet supported by psychology and science, the techniques in this book will help you create progressive and lasting change.

Praise for Yoga for Emotional Balance

“In Yoga for Emotional Balance, Bo Forbes brilliantly illuminates the fact that your body can be anxious or depressed as well as your mind. This is good news, because the habitual postures and movements of anxiety and depression can be corrected through the practices she describes, leading to dramatically improved mood states. Highly recommended!”

  • Andrew Weil, M.D., author of numerous books, most recently Why Our Health Matters

“Yoga for Emotional Balance is a very balanced and practical, non-dogmatic guide to working with the breath, the body and the mind to restore emotional balance. With clear and straightforward explanations, Bo Forbes explains how very simple exercises for the body and mind can help dissipate anxiety and restore calm. It is precisely this kind of clear and accessible instruction and explanation that will catalyze both the lay and scientific communities to take these practices more seriously and explore their impact.”

  • Richard J. Davidson, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“This book is excellent — it’s timely, clear, and full of tools for creating emotional balance. I particularly love the restorative yoga sequences. They are close to miraculous and everyone can do them. Thank you Bo! Thank you!”

  • Lilias Folan, PBS host and author of Lilias! Yoga Gets Better with Age

“Forbes has crafted a knowledgeable, realistic guide to addressing the physical and psychological aspects of anxiety and depression, explaining how we can use the body and mind in concert with each other to heal. To her credit, Forbes grounds her ideas and recommendations in sober observations (as both a therapist and a yoga teacher), scientific literature, and a bodhisattva ’s compassion for human suffering. If you’re struggling with anxiety and depression, this book could point the way to wholeness and well-being.”

  • Yoga Journal

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