Additional Fears Present
Many people come to yoga for help with anxiety, but often this comes with additional fears. For example, fears about being a beginner, the unknown, what other students in class will be like, what the teacher will be like, what will happen if you want to leave early, etc. Most people who are new to yoga share these fears, but for those already suffering from anxiety issues, this may feel even more intense.
At Heartland Yoga, all teachers are well equipped to help all students, including those with anxious tendencies, to feel comfortable during class. Of course, yoga is not a substitute for other mental health care resources, but research has shown that there are many powerful benefits of yoga for anxiety in particular. Below is a brief review of the literature relevant to yoga and anxiety. For additional information, see Dr. Betsy Rippentrop’s tips for anxiety below.
If you have specific questions or concerns about how Heartland Yoga can help you manage your anxiety, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.