I have heard that for every negative thought, you have to think of 2 or 3 positives to equal things out. While the math may not be so exact, in theory, this is correct. We have to try harder to get the brain in tune with all of our strengths and less in tune with the scary stuff around us.
1) Breathe: Let's begin with a breath that announces victory! Ujjayi breath translates to victorious breath. This is sometimes called the Darth Vader breath. I think it sounds like the sound of the "ocean" when I put a shell up to my ear. Try the breath with help from this video: http://www.yogajournal.com/video/video/ujjayi-breath-learn-yoga-breathing-technique/
and the body. Settle into a reclined position on the floor or bed. Quiet the mind and focus on feeling the body completely relax. As it does so, you will feel it seeming to melt into the surface beneath you. Surrender completely to that melted feeling. Quiet and still the mind. Before coming out from the position, feel the renewal of strength and power physically present in the body and also in the mind.
5) Power Poses: Headstand or handstand - these are considered the king and the queen of the asanas/poses! If you are not ready for the full pose, there are ways to get there gradually, allowing your body to strengthen gradually until you are strong enough for the full pose.
6) Chant: Jai! Pronounce this chant as "J-uh-yee"!!!! This is a victory chant. Do a fist pump with it and feel like you are gaining on and winning over the fears and doubts that have been holding you back! Repeat often.
Now, you are ready to gain control over those fears and worries and feel strength and confidence! Practice daily. Questions? Need assistance? Contact me: circleofstoneswellness.com