Fighting Anxiety with Yoga

Anxiety appears in many forms. It disturbs those who suffer from its numerous forms. These forms include generalized anxiety and acute anxiety disorder. Anxiety creates feelings of defeat, anger, panic, constant fear, low self-esteem and limited control.

People want to avoid anxiety. Yet for others it is a constant struggle, leading them to try drugs to treat it, hoping for release from its powerful clutches. Practicing yoga is a great way to take the challenge of anxiety head on, subduing it effects. Here’s two yoga poses you can do to help ease anxiety.

Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose is a resting pose in yoga. Many people use it as a way to relax between performing more challenging poses during a yoga session. It can imbue its performer with comfort, helping to ease the symptoms of anxiety. This pose releases tension locked up in the shoulders, neck and back, the places where many people hold great stress. It promotes relaxation, encouraging you to take conscious deep breaths. Deep breathing is wonderful for those who suffer from anxiety, calming one’s nervous system.

Warrior III Pose

A more challenging pose, Warrior III requires excellent balance. It is good for core strength. It improves coordination, posture and balance. Activating the abdominal region, Warrior III helps with digestion. According to studies, an improved digestion, helps with anxiety. This is a pose that calms the mind, shifting the practitioner’s attention away from the inner chatter and redirecting it back to the body.

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