Are you suffering from a living hell that I like to call “anxiety”? Well, I might just have a solution for you.
Since I have had my own struggles with this nightmare, I happen to know pretty much about it. In a huge sea of information I have also discovered a few solutions that might help you beat this problem. However, in today’s article I will talk specifically about one anxiety solving method – yoga.
You see, anxiety is a dangerous problem. A “silent killer” is another name I use for it. You can look at anxiety as a single problem (because it can be just that); however, anxiety can trigger “the domino effect.” What I mean by that is that anxiety can just be a stepping stone that leads to other problems, any type of problems and diseases. So, if you want to avoid it and get rid of it, you must find a method that’s suitable for yourself.
Yoga versus Anxiety
I have found a possible solution in yoga. I say “possible” because it depends whether it will work for you or not. To be more specific, it will definitely work if you put in the time, focus and energy. If you aren’t committed to yoga, and on top of that if you don’t believe it can work – it won’t!
So, why does yoga work? Why doesn’t some other training method work?
Well, here is the deal. Yoga is designed to represent a training method for both your mind and your body. It connects the two and strengthens them, both of them! Yoga is made up of many different poses and techniques. Each and every one of them has their own effect to a human body and spirit.
Besides the poses, yoga also includes breathing techniques. That’s where the answer lays. The mixture of breathing techniques (which aren’t hard to master, by the way) and various poses, you will learn how to control your thoughts and your body, therefore, you will learn how to relieve yourself of stress and anxiety.
Some of the poses that are more effective than others are the following:
- Child’s pose – Balasana
- Tree pose – Vrikasana
- Warrior 3 – Virabhadrasana III
- Headstand – Sirsasana
- Legs on the wall – Viparita Karani
These poses are the best ones you could use for tackling on anxiety and stress. Of course, they aren’t the only ones. There are tons more, and to be honest, all of the poses that you can find in yoga are good for stress relieving.
So, what you could do is, well, do yoga! Learn yoga’s breathing techniques and movements. While you are learning, your focus should be mastering each and every move you are working on. When I say mastering, I mean learning every single “little move” that yoga includes.
Only that way (if you master all of the fundamentals) you can achieve what you want – full benefits of yoga, the elimination of anxiety included!