Through Yoga, we can intentionally work on releasing stored emotions to diminish anxiety. Yoga involves mindfulness, deep breathing and focusing the mind. This can effectively help us when dealing with anxiety.
Anxiety is a broad condition that encompasses a huge range of meanings. For some people anxiety means a hint of nerves before heading into a meeting, for others, anxiety is a debilitating condition that includes worry or panic, the kind that makes it impossible to leave your home.
Many of us at different stages of our lives experience anxiety. We can face daily demands and overwhelming difficulties sometimes that can cause seemingly uncontrollable feelings of anxiety and fear. When you feel this way, it’s healing to calm yourself and to reclaim your sense of self and well-being. For centuries, yoga has offered a quiet retreat away from life’s pressures and has enabled us to reconnect to our inner peace.
Regular yoga practice has been proven to calm stress, improve concentration, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety. Before long, you’ll free yourself from the anxiety and fears that hold you back and learn to live with a more open heart and resilient mind. Just as yoga helps you feel more at home in your body, the mental and physical practices in yoga help increase our sense of contentment in life.
Anxiety can be a difficult emotion to let go of. It demands a lot of self-reflection, opening up to vulnerability, an understanding of what anxiety feels like in your body and how to move through it.
The first way to move toward acceptance is to ask “What is my anxiety trying to teach or show me?” Reflecting on this question may help us find a new perspective from anxiety being a “bad” thing that we have to get rid of, to something that gives us an opportunity for growth. This changes everything. This can give us the opportunity for growth in areas that we have not yet reached.
Most of the time when we try to resist or control something, it’s because we do not feel safe. Reminding ourselves that everything that is happening is for our personal growth and benefit, this can help us to relax a bit more and trust in the timing of our lives