One of the prominent symptoms and effects of stress is on the way we breathe. If you want to tell whether a person is anxious, pay close attention to his breathing. Similarly, when a person himself is anxious, his breath tends to come out ragged and in short intervals. Considering the impact anxiety has on breathing, you can actually manipulate it to work in your favor and de-stress through
breathwork. Continue reading
It is no secret that yoga does indeed help in relieving stress and anxiety. When practiced for a prolonged period, yoga becomes more of a preventive measure and equips people to better deal with stress at the very onset. However, not a lot of people are aware of the acute power of yoga and how influential it can be when practiced correctly. Continue reading
Stress is often accompanied by muscle tension, especially along the trapezius muscle (the triangular area starting from the temple, covering the base of the neck, and running along the shoulders). The aches and knots you feel in your shoulders and the base of your neck is almost
always a result of stress. One of the instant tips to relieve stress is through massaging the key areas. Continue reading
Meditation serves as both preventive and curative measures for stress, but beginners find it especially difficult to get it right. Due to the lack of a calm mind and unwavering focus, 80% people quit meditating within the first week itself.
To simplify the process of meditation, here is a step-by-step guide to help you get the basic right. Continue reading
No matter how stressful the bygone year has been for you, this new year is another story and another opportunity to make the best out of your life. Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions that, if you follow will lead to a stress-free year ahead. Continue reading
The general belief goes that it is usually an external factor that drives people towards a stressful life. The reality however is, that getting stressed is your mind and body’s reaction towards that external factor.
Just like it is up to you to be optimistic or pessimistic about an uncertain situation, the same goes for stress. Continue reading
You must have heard and read that anxiety has a profound effect on the person’s brain, and that it is all in the mind. But in reality, what exactly happens in the brain when someone gets an anxiety attack? Continue reading
The most anyone can help a person who is suffering from an anxiety disorder is the person himself. A lot of times, people take their therapist’s word as the Holy Grail and forget the fact that it all boils down to their own perspective and will power in the end.
Here are a few self-help tips to help manage and curb stress and anxiety. Continue reading
One common symptom of both anxiety and anger is shallow breathing. When people are stressed, they unconsciously drag in quick short breaths, which add to their level of anxiety. It is the traditional fight-or-flight response as the body perceives to be in danger.
What happens is when someone is stressed, they tend to change their breathing pattern and instead of breathing normally through the diaphragm, they use their shoulders and the upper part of their lungs to breathe. Continue reading
The term anxiety is generally used to describe a person’s reaction to a stressful event. It is normal to feel a surge of nervousness before a major life-altering event, but constant worrying leads to chronic anxiety disorder (when anxiety reaches an extreme high level).
People suffering from chronic anxiety disorder are jittery and find themselves constantly worrying about things, more than it is otherwise required. Continue reading