By Bhavan Kumar How can yoga lift your spirits? Since yoga moved onto the world stage, asana, pranayama, meditation and other Yogic stress-reduction exercises have been studied as possible alternative treatments for mood-related disorders. However, the body of literature on the therapeutic benefits of yoga was rather limited until the Internet propelled it forward. Yoga [...]
Yoga can be practised in various forms – asanas or postures, meditation, positive affirmations, and pranayama or breathing exercises. All forms of yoga have countless advantages and can benefit human beings to the fullest if they practise any of these forms sincerely and consistently. In this article, we will specifically learn more about the benefits of practising pranayama, the safest and relatively easier forms of yoga. We will specifically examine if pranayama can help ease anxiety in people, which is the root cause of many psychological illnesses, and some physical disorders too.
By Ishrattasleem Tasleem Research and clinical studies about Yogic therapy seem to indicate that the mind and body are connected with each other in a holistic way. In turn, yoga works to reduce suffering from mental distress, depression and anxiety, with daily practice. Everyone experiences feelings of stress and anxiety at times in his or [...]
The studies mentioned above are just the beginning of research-based proof demonstrating that yoga helps in reducing anxiety. Without doubt, similar studies in the future will confirm what thousands of yoga practitioners have already experienced for themselves.
What the increasing agreement between common knowledge and popular science has concluded is that yoga does indeed have anti stress and anti-anxiety benefits. Scientists believe that yoga regulates the heart, the brain and improves blood flow.
When one decides to become a Yoga instructor it is gratifying to see so many people reduce their stress levels. In today’s impossibly fast paced world, more people than ever are suffering from anxiety.
In “Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing,” author Timothy McCall, medical doctor and Yoga teacher, says that...
Often arising during periods of transition, panic attacks trigger the same adrenaline rush as “fight or flight” response. The disorder results from a variety of factors that range from genetic to biological; symptoms usually respond to a combination of behavioral therapy and medication. Relaxation techniques, such as breathing exercises and visualization, have the potential to manage panic attacks and prevent future episodes.
This practice can have a profoundly healing effect on Yogis and Yoginis who may be struggling with self-defeating thoughts and beliefs that create fear and anxiety within. As we continue to gently pull our minds away from repetitive thoughts that create anxious feelings and focus our minds instead on positive, true and uplifting thoughts, we are literally restructuring the synaptic connections in our brains.
Yoga is a great relief from feelings of anxiety, but anxiety is part of life; and some of us have more anxiety than others. No matter how...