SolveYourProblem Article Series: Stress, Anxiety & Panic
How Do I Eliminate The Tension From My Life?


Yoga: A Natural Anxiety & Panic Remedy

A good way to avoid anxiety & panic attacks is to calm the body and mind through yoga. According to the Center for Disease Control, a panic attack is defined as: A sudden bout of intense fear or anxiety that causes frightening but not life-threatening symptoms such as a pounding heart, shortness of breath, and the feeling of losing control or dying. Usually from 5 to 20 minutes long, a panic attack may be triggered by stressful circumstances or it may occur unexpectedly.

Yoga is a great activity for you to reduce stress and to aid in the relaxation of your mind and body. Your yoga instructor will show you how to breathe deeply through your nose in a standing position, allowing the air to flow in and out in a manner that calms the mind and invigorates the body.

Yoga, exercise, stretching, and breathing deeply, have a tendency to relax the mind and body. It is important to remain relaxed to avoid anxiety & panic attacks.

To do yoga, it is preferable to wear comfortable, stretchy gym-type clothes and have bare feet. A leotard or sweat pants and a cotton t-shirt is an excellent comfortable type of clothing to wear when doing yoga.

One yoga stretching exercise is to lift your hands high up towards the sky in a stretch; bend your hands down to touch your toes; move your feet back and extend your arms into a push-up position; then move your hips up to form an up-side down V. Then reverse the process returning to beginning, come back to touch your toes, then stand upright, and reach your hands up in the air. These steps may be repeated several times to calm and relax the mind and body. This yoga activity stretches the muscles and is a healing therapy for your stressed or tense body.

Breathing exercises through yoga is helpful to avoid anxiety & panic attacks. One exercise and breathing technique is to stand upright with your feet slightly apart and lift your arms into the air above your head while inhaling, and then lower your arms slowly while you exhale. Repeat this breathing exercise 10 times to feel relaxed and invigorated.

Another yoga exercise to avoid anxiety & panic attacks involves using your abdominal muscles while lying on the floor in order to breathe more deeply. Lay down on your back on a mat on the floor; inhale deeply through your nose and squeeze your abdominal muscles in while expanding your chest as you inhale. As you exhale through your mouth, visualize that you are releasing all the air out of your lungs. This may be repeated several times. This type of breathing is soothing to the mind and body and is a good way to combat anxiety.

To reduce panic or anxiety attacks and solve your problem, click here.

# # # # #

> Home > Anxiety & Panic Articles : Main Page

© Launch 3, LLC All Rights Reserved          11:11

Disclaimer: SolveYourProblem.com should not replace seeking professional advice for any problem,  but rather as an online resource for gathering information. Launch 3, LLC cannot be held  responsible for any misrepresentation, incorrect information provided or hyperlinks listed herein.  Should anyone have concerns as to specific content and accuracy, please contact me immediately.