6 of the Best Yoga Poses for Anxiety and Panic Attack

6. Downward Facing Dog or AdhoMukhaŚvānāsana:

The downward facing dog makes to this list because it frees the body from all tensions and stress. It lengthens and decompresses the entire spine. You feel relaxed as you release from this pose. Improved blood circulation and stretching are other benefits of this pose.

How to Do Downward Facing Dog:

  • Lie on the belly.
  • Lift the butt keeping hands and feet on the floor.
  • Move the chest gently towards the thighs and heels gently toward the floor.
  • Gaze through your legs or up toward your belly button
  • Stay in this position for 1-3 minutes.
Downward Dog

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Bottom Line:

So these are the yoga poses that are useful in anxiety and pain attack. These yoga poses works on breathing, posture, and meditation (as I have told you earlier) to ease anxiety. However, yoga won’t bring you overnight results. Remember, to see the results, you have to practice it regularly. Besides doing yoga, make sure to stay positive and learn the technique to calm down your mind while going through stressful events. Also, take adequate sleep.

One more thing—it is better if you start practicing these poses under a qualified yoga teacher. The teacher will suggest you the poses according to your body’s limitations. All the best!

About The Author:

Author Bio: Hii! I’m Nancy Wile, an advanced yoga teacher and the founder of Yoga Education Institute California. I do my best to help all my students though Yoga Teacher Training to find a sense of ease and mindfulness in each posture that they can then incorporate into other aspects of their lives. I want you to come as you are and have some fun, and know that everything you need is right there inside of you.



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