A 21-year-old female asked:
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how is meditation and yoga going to help my anxiety? and some people say yoga is hard? how so? thank you dr.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
More advanced yoga: Can involve poses that require knowledge, strength and flexibility. Yoga and meditation can slow ; calm the mind. Take care.
Answered on Oct 11, 2013
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yoga ; meditation: Meditation, especially as taught in mindfulness-based stress reduction classes, has been shown in at least 47 studies to be useful in reducing stress and anxiety. You learn to train your mind to stay in the moment rather than in past regrets or future worries/anxieties. http://tinyurl.com/nuvfd8s it requires practice. Yoga has a mindfulness component also. Needs a good teacher ; practice.
Answered on Jan 23, 2014
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