Anxiety: What exactly is it in general terms?
In general, anxiety is a term used for mental disorder that causes, nervousness, apprehension, worry and fear. The symptom may vary depending on different level of disorder. Mild form can be easily eradicated by doing meditation & yoga on regular basis, but severe symptoms can have serious impact on everyday activities. It can affect how a person can feel or act in different situations.
There are several types of anxiety disorders recognized worldwide as follows:
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Special type of phobias
- Panic Attacks
How can Yoga help to overcome anxiety?
Practicing Yoga regularly relaxes the mind and body. Yoga encourages concentration on breathing along with calming the mind. Here are some specific poses that can relieve the anxiety disorder or symptoms related to them:
The Extended Puppy Pose: It can calm your mind by lengthening the spine and stretching the shoulders, which also helps with muscle tension.
The Salutation Seal: This pose not only calm your mind but also help with shortness of breath, trouble in concentrating and heart palpitations.
Cat and Cow Poses: It can help you to relieve muscle tension around your back and neck. It massages the internal organ and spinal cord.
So, pull-up your yoga pants every day and practice different poses. It will help you to establish a healthy routine that relaxes calms and centers you.