Rid stress, calm anxiety with yoga and meditation
Leigh Zaleski | 09.12.13
Some daily meditation and yoga can do wonders for someone experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety.
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Learn about how yoga and meditation can rid stress and calm anxiety at NAMI PA York County support group Sept. 16 in New Freedom.
Nancy Wachter, a yoga instructor and yoga therapist, said at least 10 to 15 minutes of yoga and five minutes of meditation can help relax your body and quiet your ever-chattering mind.
Of course, stress can be a nuisance, but also consider its long-term effects on your health. Back in the day, she said, stress and anxiety helped prevent humans from life-threatening danger. Now, the sensations usually just tell you that you’re running late for work. She said being in a constant state of fight-or-flight — and having a constant flow of adrenaline — becomes habitual and can wear on the body and mind.
Wachter will speak about how yoga and meditation can reduce stress and improve your health from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at the National Alliance on Mental Illness PA York County New Freedom support group, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Freedom.
NAMI is a nationwide grassroots organization dedicated to the eradication of mental illness and the improvement in the quality of life of those affected by these diseases. Information shared is always confidential, and you don’t need to be a member to attend the free meetings.
So how do meditation and yoga help relieve anxiety and stress?