Josefin Wikström and Stu gives some advice on how to handle emotional flooding in class, depending how the student is reacting.

Always remind students that strong emotions might arise from a yoga practice and that it is OK and natural when we start to relax.

Focus on long deep breaths with a relaxed belly.

You can also ask the student to name 5 ordinary objects in the shala in order to come back to the present moment and re-connect to the present moment and the voice.

Make sure you always ask if touching the person is ok and to give the option not to be adjusted in class as physical touch can be a trauma trigger.

If the student is experiencing frequent panic attacks please advise them to seek professional help!

Thank you to The minded institute on London for sharing these techniques with us.