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21 Best Yoga Poses For Yoga Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Relief from anxiety and stress is now only a yoga technique away!

Stress, fear, anxiety – if we start counting all those instances in life when we experienced these emotions, we may just lose count! Anxiety about the result of a Board exam or the reaction of our parents to the report card; nervousness about the first date or a job interview – we all would have lived through these moments. A little bit of fear is normal; in fact, just like salt in the food, it is needed so that we remain disciplined, focused and dynamic.

The problem starts when this fear becomes persistent and so intimidating as to start interfering with our everyday life. Then it becomes an anxiety disorder, a state of excessive uneasiness, worry, or fear of the unknown, which needs to be treated, and this is where yoga can help.

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.

Symptoms to know if you have anxiety disorder?

  • You feel unusually panicky, scared and uneasy.
  • You tend to get uncontrolled, obsessive thoughts of past traumatic experiences.
  • You wake up from frequent nightmares.
  • You tend to repeatedly wash your hands.
  • You have problems sleeping.
  • Your hands and feet stay unusually sweaty.
  • You get frequent palpitations.

How can yoga exercises help get over anxiety?

Regular yoga practice can help you stay calm and relaxed in daily life and can also give you the strength to face events as they come without getting restless. Yoga practice ideally includes the complete package of asanas (body postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques), meditation, and the ancient yoga philosophy, all of which has helped several anxiety patients recover and face life with new positivity and strength.

Yoga Poses for Anxiety, Stress and Depression

Big Toe Pose

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Bound Angle Pose

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Bow Pose

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Bridge Pose

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Camel Pose

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Cat Pose

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Channel Cleaning Breath

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Cow Pose

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Easy Pose

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Extended Puppy Pose

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Extended Triangle Pose

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Fish Pose

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Half Moon Pose

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Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

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Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

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Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose

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Salutation Seal

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Seated Forward Bend

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Staff Pose

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Standing Forward Bend

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Upward Salute

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