Iyengar Yoga for Anxiety

Relax your Mind, Reduce Anxiety with Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga and Meditation

Anxiety is a body's response to stress which is characterised by feelings of worry and fear. In anxiety, one feels extreme discomfort and overstressed due to a certain situation. Major symptoms of anxiety includes reslessness, increase in heartbeat, pain attacks, nervousness, fear of anything, breathing problems, etc. Modern medical science has antidepressants as the only situation which itself has side effects and can make a person habitual to the pills.

Before being habitual to medicines, know natural way of relieving anxiety with therapeutic yoga treatment. We at our Therapeutic Yoga Center treats anxiety with regular therapeutic yoga practice with supports which makes practice easier and more beneficial.

To get rid of Anxiety completely, see supportive asanas for anxiety below and give it a try.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a body's response to stress, it can be identified by fear and nervousness about the future.  In anxiety, a person is nervous, afraid and feels miserable of anticipated events. When a person is feeling anxiety there’s a feeling of discomfort and stress due to the overreaction to certain situations. Anxiety creates health problems like fatigue and lack of concentration.

Everyone feels anxious at some point in their life and it is good for survival ( it lasts for a shorter period) but if this feeling stays for a longer period or if a person is anxious about little things like talking to strangers, crossing roads, leaving home for work, it can cause serious mental conditions like OCD, panic disorders, etc.

Causes of Anxiety

The exact cause of anxiety is not known yet but medical professionals across the globe agree that it results from a combination of different factors such as environmental and genetic factors. Some common causes which can result in anxiety are:

  1. Relationship problems, family problems, work-related( office) problems.
  2. Genetics- genetics also plays a major role in developing anxiety as a person having a family history of anxiety is more likely to develop the disorder.
  3. Imbalance of hormones and the functioning of the brain.
  4. Certain medications can cause anxiety, chronic illness, the result of a different disease.
  5. Withdrawal from certain addictive substances like drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.

Symptoms of Anxiety

There are many signs and symptoms of anxiety which can be seen easily in a person suffering from an anxiety disorder. Some common signs and symptoms of anxiety disorder are :

  1. Increase in heartbeat
  2. Butterflies in the stomach
  3. Nightmares, pain attacks, feeling of nervousness and fear.
  4. Fear of a place, event or a particular activity.
  5. Restlessness, sleep problems, breathing problems.

If all these symptoms remain for a longer period of time then it is a sign of anxiety disorder and it needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga for Anxiety

Some common anxiety yoga exercises or asanas which can be performed by the patients are:

Note

  • During the treatment, all the yoga for anxiety will be performed with the help of props.
  • Patients will be treated by the trained yoga teachers & under the guidance of Yogacharya Rajveer Singh Chauhan.
  • The sequence and difficulty level of asanas may vary according to the condition of patients and their respective medical conditions.
  • Every person will be advised to perform asanas based on their current health, age and their present capacity to perform asanas.