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Yoga & anxiety

If you are living with anxiety, you are not alone: 

  • 40 million Americans have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders 
  • 80% of the time anxiety & depression are co-occur 

Anxiety (GAD) is a medical condition characterized by a persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about the future. Other symptoms include:

  • trouble sleeping
  • stressed out
  • burned out
  • feeling scared worried &/or frightened
  • stomach knots
  • chest tightness
  • headaches
  • palpitations
  • panic disorder
  • shakiness

Why Yoga?

Clinical studies indicate yoga practice is a valuable addition to standard treatment in patients with anxiety & treatment-resistant GAD (Katzman 2012)

  • reduces anxiety & depression
  • improves well-being
  • improves mood
  • increases vigor
  • reduces stress
  • reduces fatigue
  • increases GABA levels
  • reduces salivary cortisol
  • improves overall physical & mental health

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