Yoga, what is it good for?
May 22, 2011 11:59 AM Subscribe
How much do yoga and meditation help for anxiety? Is it time for more serious help or is this worth a shot?
posted by katillathehun to health & fitness (29 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I have a lot of stress-inducing issues in my life right now. Many of them are actually GREAT things, but I'm worried they won't go well. Other things are not so great, and it's just all happening at once.
I'm guessing that all of this is the reason I'm having frequent panic attacks lately. My regular doctor prescribed Xanax for emergencies. It helps when I'm having a full-on attack, but the constant feeling of unease I'm experiencing remains. And, of course, I'm now worried about THAT, which isn't helping anything.
She also suggested I try meditation and yoga. I've never done this before, and I'm wondering... has it helped you? Or did it NOT help you, and it's time I just skipped right on to a therapist?
Basically, I'm looking for experiences from people who've been through this before.