Everyone suffers from mild anxiety from time to time, but chronic anxiety takes a tremendous toll on the body, draining energy resources and keeping the body in a constant state of stress. The effects of anxiety are magnified when the body is not exercised:
Yoga helps you to access an inner strength that allows you to face the sometimes-overwhelming fears, frustrations, and challenges of everyday life. Reducing stress in the body and mind, yoga helps to regulate the breath and relax the body by gently releasing tension from the large muscle groups, flushing all parts of the body and brain with fresh blood, oxygen, and other nutrients, and increasing feelings of well-being.
Relaxation and meditation is essential - even a few minutes of meditation during your day can make a difference. Daily training in focusing the mind on stillness will teach you how to consciously quiet your mind whenever you feel overwhelmed.
Numerous studies have shown the benefits of yoga for patients with anxiety (includingPTSD), stress, depression, chronic illness and dementia.
Ways Yoga Can Help Relieve Anxiety and Stress
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