The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Yoga and Mental Health
Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**!
In this episode, **Yoga and Mental Health**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** are joined by mental health yogi **Carolyn Smith** to discuss **how practising yoga can benefit your mental health** in detail.
During the conversation, they discuss **why yoga can be good for the body and the mind**, **how meditation and breath work are integral to yoga and wellbeing** and **what people with anxiety, depression and symptoms of burnout can get from practising yoga regularly**.
The **SEW podcast** is a **free weekly show** hosted by **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw**. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite **expert guests** to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it.
All episodes of SEW are now available to listen to free through **Spotify**, **Apple Podcasts**, **Deezer**, **Google Podcasts**, **Amazon Podcasts**, [https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co](https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co)/ or wherever you get your podcasts!
**We’d like to hear from you!** If you would like to let us know what you think of the show, or to suggest guests and topics for us to cover, please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for listening, see you next time!
Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated
[Carolyn Smith](https://www.carolynsmith.org/)- Fusing yoga with extensive experience as a mental health professional and senior leader for mental health services in the NHS and a Local Authority, Carolyn delivers an innovative body-mind approach to help you feel better.
[Mindline Somerset](https://www.mindinsomerset.org.uk/our-services/adult-one-to-one-support/mindline/) - To help address the emotional health needs of the public, Mindline (run by Mind in Somerset) has extended their hours so people can call and talk to someone about their anxieties and worries. Call 01823 276892
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