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Re: help with anxiety

Posted by alexandra_k on December 15, 2017, at 21:37:29

In reply to Re: help with anxiety, posted by baseball55 on December 15, 2017, at 17:02:04

Yoga can be good if you can find a good teacher. A good teacher is one who encourages / allows each person to work on their own individual journey of self-improvment rather than one that gets hung-up on between person comparisons.

I like it for the mindfulness. How you learn to sit with a pose through its comfort and through its discomfort. The discomfort is transient. You can handle more discomfort than you thought you could etc.

I like it for it's focus on breathing. Anxiety can be partly bound up with breathing quickly and shallowly. Intentionally breathing more deeply and more slowly (more like a sleep state) can be quite calming. It can physically slow your heart rate etc, even.

I like it for how you can work quite hard at it and the sense of calm and relaxation you get from finishing the hard work. So, tensing up your muscles as hard as you can for a bit (in a pose) tires them out so it's easier to relax them when you break out of the pose later.

Exercise, quite generally, is really good for anxiety.

Is there any kind that you like to do?


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