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10 Yoga Poses for Help Alleviate Anxiety

Alleviate Anxiety: When anxiety is present, most people attempt to evade it. Others struggle with it, often leading to medication as a treatment option with hopes that the powerful grip it has on their lives will be released. I was one of them.

I was diagnosed with an anxiety and panic disorder a few years ago and was immediately placed on medication. The next two and half years of my life were plagued by pills, alcohol and addiction. I developed a severe dependence to the medication, leading to the accidental overdose that ultimately forced me to find an alternative.

After years of trial and error, I found solace in what has now become my trinity of wellness — yoga, meditation and juicing. I found a release from the painful grip that anxiety had over me. Nonetheless, I still have anxious moments and my diagnosis still stands. However, my anxiety is managed and controlled to a point where it is no longer a prevalent issue for me.

It’s also good to know that yoga alone should not be considered as the only treatment option. It should complement proper medication after consultation with a doctor or specialist. The doctor would guide you on the condition better and help you understand the type of anxiety disorder you may have – Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, to name a few.

Yoga Poses for Help Alleviate Anxiety

These yoga postures can help achieve a happy and healthy mind and body. Asanas help release tension and negativity from the system.

  1. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
  2. Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
  3. Janu Shirsasana (One-Legged Forward Bend)
  4. Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose)
  5. Marjariasana (Cat Stretch)
  6. Paschimottanasana (Two-Legged Forward Bend)
  7. Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend)
  8. Adhomukha Shwanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
  9. Shirshasana (Headstand)
  10. Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

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