I just love it when I discover the stuff I love helps with anxiety too. This is the case with yoga. Yoga for anxiety relief works! It is wonderful as a preventative and treatment for anxiety (and depression too!).
Yoga incorporates the use of breathing techniques to create balance. Pranayama is the practice of using deep breathing to create a balance of ‘prana’ (vital energy of the universe) in the body. A lack of prana in the body can lead to feelings of constriction and restlessness. Anxiety is a biproduct of prana imbalance, and deep yoga breathing is designed to bring more prana into the body. It’s easy, feels wonderful, and helps create a new habit of deeper, healthier breathing. This is helpful for anxiety relief and good for overall health too.
Medical studies have shown that regularly practicing yoga is effective at lowering levels of anxiety. Yoga has been studied and found to help with anxiety in women, patients at psychiatric hospitals, and even war veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. This ancient practice is pretty amazing stuff. 😉
Yoga Poses for Anxiety Relief
Forward bends, inversions and restorative poses are especially calming to the body and mind, helping to prevent and reduce excessive anxiety. The following poses are known to be especially calming: child, reclining bound angle pose, crocodile, seated forward bend, seated head to knee, and shavasna. Simple inversions such as downward dog, standing forward fold, standing yoga mudra, shoulder-stand, plow and supine staff pose triggers the body’s natural calming mechanisms, dilating the blood vessels and lowering heart and breathing rates.
Easy Yoga for Anxiety Relief
The Yoga For Stress Relief is a wonderful DVD that leads you through exercises that will loosen up your muscles, leaving you relaxed and refreshed. In addition you will:
* Relieve stress
* Restore, relax and energize your body
* Increase fitness and lean muscle growth
* Improve your mood, focus and overall energy levels
* Ease aches, stiffness and back pains
Yoga For Stress Relief will help you relieve tension with gentle bending and twisting accompanied by coordinated breathing. This hatha yoga class incorporates various calming Pranayamas (Breath Exercises) with simple asanas (postures), like Downward Facing Dog, to create a state of relaxation, rejuvenation, and inner reflection. Anytime you need to center yourself, and are looking for a more gentle practice.
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This DVD is super convenient especially if you work at home, spend a lot of time in front of the computer, or just don’t have time to run to the gym. If you are suffering from agoraphobia and can’t go to a gym, this is certainly a great yoga solution for you. You practice at your schedule and your energy level.
I wish you peace,
p.s. Yoga for anxiety really works. This is a great solution for work at homes who are also in need of anxiety relief.