I have anxiety attacks and cannot relax, can yoga postures help?
Try Dirga and Nadi Sodhana pranayamas, and a slow gentle yoga practice focusing on asanas that stretch out the area(s) where you hold the tension and stress in your body. Specific postures to reduce stress would be: standing yoga mudra, triangle, standing forward fold, cobra, camel, child, knee down twist, and at least 10 minutes of conscious relaxation in shavasana.
Ahimsa, the yogic practice of non violence must be adhered to when engaging in the practice of hatha yoga. Respect your body's limitations and inner wisdom, if something feels wrong or dangerous, please do not do it.
Please consult your health care practitioner before starting a yoga, pranayama or other exercise program.
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