I struggled with anxiety for several years before I realized that drugs could effectively take away my anxiety and allow me to feel at peace. After years of abusing prescription painkillers and benzodiazepines, I found myself trapped in full-blown drug addiction with my anxiety worse than ever. When I finally chose to go to treatment and get sober, the drugs were out of my system but my anxiety continued to burden me. I was placed in mental health therapy to learn about healthy habits to use to cope with my anxiety. The technique that I found most beneficial in doing this was yoga and meditation.
If you do a Google Image search for the words meditation and yoga, it’s almost guaranteed that the pictures will be virtually the same. That is, someone in a seated pose with their hands on their knees, fingers together, eyes closed – all against a serene backdrop.
So, it comes as no surprise that, in the Western World, meditation and yoga are often used synonymously. But, in reality, although related, the two terms are fundamentally different.
Yoga is one of the most popular sports with women worldwide. It’s a great way to become more flexible and maintain a healthy body weight. Here’s an essential guide to yoga.
Yoga, a longtime practice in Eastern culture, is growing in popularity in Western culture as well. This method of stretching and exercise can be as easy or as difficult as you want to make it. If you can’t attend classes where an instructor would teach you poses, you can teach yourself a few beginner poses to get started. Try out these four beginner poses for yourself to see how you like doing yoga.