Three ways to quiet the mind
Depression and anxiety can be the result of the coping with the constant demands of daily life. For those already coping debilitating emotions, life’s noise and clatter can make things worse.
Here we offer three possible paths to a bit more serenity and peace:
Allison Aubrey, Health News, NPR writes:
People are increasingly turning to mindfulness mediation to manage health issues, and meditation classes are being offered through schools and hospitals.
Meditation does help manage anxiety, depression and pain, according to the 47 studies analyzed in JAMA Internal Medicine.
For people of faith, a prayer for peace of mind asks God to relieve anxiety and stress, and grant a clarity of mind to feel at ease in one’s life. The familiar Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace…” may be of help.
Yoga Positions and Breathing
Regular yoga practice can help you stay calm and relaxed in daily life and can also give you the strength to face events as they come without getting restless.
Yoga alone should not be considered as the only treatment option. It should complement proper medication after consultation with a doctor or specialist. The doctor would guide you on the condition better and help you understand the type of anxiety disorder you may have – Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, to name a few.
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