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Yoga For Stress and Anxiety Disorders
30 Apr

Yoga For Stress and Anxiety Disorders

What are Stress and Anxiety?


Most people are suffering from stress and anxiety from time to time. Stress is any demand placed on your brain or physical body. People can report feeling stressed when multiple competing claims put on them. The feeling of being stressed can trigger you feel frustrated or nervous. Anxiety can be a reaction to stress, or it can occur in people who are unable to identify significant stressors in their life.

Stress and anxiety are not always severe. In the short term, It can help you overcome a challenge of being stress. Examples of everyday stress and anxiety include worrying about finding a job, feeling nervous before a big test, or being embarrassed by specific social conditions

However, if stress and anxiety begin interfering with your daily life, it may indicate a more serious issue. If you are avoiding situations due to irrational fears, always worrying, or experiencing severe anxiety about a traumatic event weeks after it happened, it may be time to consult the doctor.


Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety:-


Stomach ache

Muscle tension

A headache

Rapid breathing

Fast heartbeat

Sweating

Shaking

Dizziness

Frequent urination

Change in appetite

Trouble sleeping

Diarrhea

Fatigue


Current Scenario of  Stress and Anxiety Disorder:-


7.5% Indians suffer from mental disorders.

Not only do 56 million Indians or 4.5% of India's population suffer from depression at this moment, but another 38 million Indians also suffer from anxiety disorders.

The WHO report states that depressive disorders characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness, and poor concentration.

At present, 322 million people are suffering from depression or stress in the world.

Source – WHO


Yoga Asanas For Stress and Anxiety Disorder:-


1.Anjali Mudra (Salutation Seal):-


Practicing Anjali Mudra is the best way to induce a meditative state of awareness. 

Most of the time we perform it with our hands in the center of our heart chakra. 

It represents the balance between the right and left side reunited on our center. 

This balance can be not only physical but also mental and emotional.

Start this sequence by practicing this mudra while seated in a comfortable cross-legged position with your eyes closed.


2. Sukhasana (Easy Pose):-


Easy Pose has some significant benefits to promote groundedness and inner calm.

Focus on your breath in this pose and sit still with a straight spine for at least 60 seconds


3. Marjaryasana (Cat Pose):-

This pose act as a powerful stress buster. 

This poses often paired with Cow Pose on the inhale for a gentle, flowing vinyasa.

Marjaryasana also benefits overall health by stimulating the digestive tract and spinal fluid. 

For proper alignment place wrists directly under the shoulders and knees under the hips.


4. Uttana Shishosana (Extended Puppy Pose):-

This pose is a cross between Child’s Pose and Downward Facing Dog.

It lengthens the spine and calms the mind and invigorates the body. 

This pose also relieves symptoms of chronic stress, tension, and insomnia.


What Food to eat in Stress and Anxiety disorder?

Avocados

Berries

Cashews

Chocolate

Garlic

Green Tea

Oatmeal

Oranges

So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do while suffering from stress and anxiety disorder.


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