When you suffer from anxiety, you find yourself facing a lot of new, unwelcome challenges in life.
And when you find yourself in the wrong situation or atmosphere, suddenly those challenges can be overwhelming.
You find yourself facing a paralyzing sense of panic.
It’s hard to think of a worse feeling, especially while it’s happening,
And when this attack is over, you’ll want to do whatever it takes to feel the opposite of how you did when you were stuck in it. And fortunately, there are a lot of options you can take to manage anxiety and ensure that your life belongs to you.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is talk to your doctor.
They can refer you to a psychiatrist to begin more formal treatment and may help you on your way to finding the right therapist you can see regularly. If necessary, the psychiatrist may also prescribe some medications.
But even with therapy and medication, your symptoms can sometimes flare up. So what do you do in those vulnerable moments?
Well, the full video has a nice, simple technique you can try out. It just takes a little breathing.
As you go through the alternate nostril breathing technique shown in the video, you may be wondering if it actually works.
Of course, everyone experiences their anxiety differently.
Still, there’s some encouraging evidence that relaxation techniques like this one can help relieve anxiety symptoms.
In a study appearing in The Cochrane Review, researchers tested mindful meditation and Kundalini yoga, which the alternate nostril technique is part of.
Both were found to improve the feelings of distress that come from living with anxiety, but some subjects found it difficult to stick to a regular meditation schedule.
So it may be helpful to file relaxation techniques like the one shown in the full video in the back of your mind and use them as needed.
As for Kundalini yoga, it was found to improve people’s stress levels and sense of purpose in life.
Though the study also noted that mindful meditation is a better fit than this type of yoga if you suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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