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Don?t Let Anxiety Beat You Down, Fight It Off With Yoga!

Anxiety creates a wall where you get stuck in your misgivings. To break that wall, practice yoga. It helps alleviate negative thoughts and depression. Furthermore, regular practice produces majja dhatu that supports brain cell growth and maintenance. Here are a few poses you can do to strengthen the mind and nervous system to withstand the effects of stress.

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

This pose beats stress and anxiety and also provides relief from frequent headaches.

  1. Lie down on your belly on the floor.

  2. Bend your knees and lift them up.

  3. Hold your legs with your hands till your back is curved like a bow.

  4. Hold for 10 counts. Relax and repeat.

Balasana (Child’s Pose)

This asana relieves anxiety and restores a feeling of calm to the body.

  1. Sit on your knees with the buttocks touching the heels. Place hands on your thighs with the palms down.

  2. Slowly breathe out and extend both hands to the floor ahead and push your body down till the chest comes between your knees and the head touches the floor.

  3. Breathe gently and hold 3 minutes. Return. Repeat.

Uttanasana (Forward-Bending pose)

This asana relaxes the nerves, calms the mind, and strengthens it to fight anxiety.

  1. Stand upright with your hands on the hip. Bend forward from the hip. Breathe out.

  2. Lower your arms to your legs till you can wrap each ankle

  3. Push the head to touch your knees and keep your legs straight. Lift the hip as much as possible. Hold for 10 counts. Relax to normal. Repeat.

In addition to doing yoga, distance yourself from people and the environment that could be triggering your anxiety. Also, practice yoga under professional guidance to avoid injuries. To know more about mental health and yoga, consult a Jiva doctor. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.

To Know more , talk to a Jiva doctor. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor
under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.

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