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How to Form a New Relationship with Your Anxiety

Through asana, as well as other mindful practices, we can intentionally work on releasing stored emotions to diminish anxiety.

Through asana, as well as other mindful practices, we can intentionally work on releasing stored emotions to diminish anxiety.

Anxiety. Sometimes even just reading the word can be triggering.

Anxiety is broad condition encompasses a huge range of meanings. For some, anxiety means a little underlying hint of nerves before heading into a meeting; for others, anxiety is a debilitating condition that includes worry or panic—the kind that makes it impossible to feel safe leaving your home.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older—or 18.1% of the population—according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. And in the yoga community, having anxiety is somewhat stigmatized because of the preconceived assumption that if you practice yoga seriously, you should be calm and stress free. Yet we’re all human, as well as imperfect. Which means of course, you can be a yogi who also deals with anxiety.




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