Home remedies for Anxiety

Home remedies for anxiety includes practicing yoga and meditation. The Mother Nature has blessed us with various herbs that possess natural stress and anxiety relieving properties. Anxiety is disturbed mental state and asanas such as shavasana, shirshasana and dhyana (meditation) using various holistic approaches are considered as anxiety reliever acts.

Herbs such as brahmi, mandookparni, shankhpushpi, Ashwagandha are natural Ayurvedic herbs classified under anti-depressants in ancient Ayurvedic pharmacopeia.

You can also relive anxiety by listening to certain soft music. The music with nature’s sound (such as sound of ocean, rain, calming wind with bird creeping etc.) are few of the best home remedies for anxiety.

Brainwave entrainment sound therapy is on the rage these days as one of the most effective home remedies for anxiety . You can just plug in this specially bioengineered soundtrack and forget about anxiety. This sort of music is readily available on the Internet that you can browse and shop.

Regular massage onto the head and face (gently) is one of the natural home remedies for anxiety. You can use Ayurvedic medicated herbal oil (with stress reliever herbal extracts) for better and faster results.

When you wake up tomorrow start doing something right away, and keep busy all day. Taking action by doing something, almost anything, will help you work through your anxiety. Sometimes it’s doing the dishes or working in your garden. Other times it’s reading or meditating. Just sitting around and thinking about your worries won’t make them go away.

Focus your attention on where the feeling of anxiousness is in your body and keep your attention there until the feeling moves or dissolves. For example the tension could be in your abdomen or your neck. Whenever your attention wanders, bring it back to the place in your body where the physical feeling is. Doing this for five or ten minutes can reduce, if not eliminate, the anxiety.

Anxiety will grow if it’s not directed into some positive action. Find someone who needs you and lend him or her a helping hand. It will almost always take your mind off your problems and fears. Helping others is actually a way of taking action and responsibility for your own healing.

Talking to someone is one of the best ways to overcome your anxiety. Getting together with your family and friends, even your fellow patrons at Starbucks, and talking about what you are feeling can be helpful. If you can’t talk to someone, try writing a letter or visiting an appropriate Internet chat room.

Lack of control over your thoughts strengthens your anxiety. As negative thoughts get stronger and stronger, your anxiety gets stronger. You need to learn to control your thoughts.

Feelings and emotions fuel and strengthen anxiety. You need to learn some self discipline and control over your feelings, and you also need to develop emotional and mental detachment.

When you go to bed at night, and first thing when you wake up in the morning, think about the good things that are happening to you. There are always some good things happening, even if small and insignificant.

Start the day with several minutes of positive affirmations. Tell yourself how would like your day to be. Use positive, cheering and motivating words.

Be busy, do something. By doing something you keep your mind off your anxiety. When you wake up in the morning start doing something right away, and keep busy all day. Cleaning the house, washing the dishes or working in your garden, reading, studying, meditating or exercising your body can help you keep your mind away from anxiety. Just sitting around and thinking about your problems and worries won’t make them go away.

Set a goal and work everyday to achieve it. This action will direct your thoughts and feelings away from worries and anxieties, toward something more positive.

Talk about your anxieties to someone you trust. Talking about your anxieties and feelings often alleviate them and put them in the right proportions, provided you talk objectively, and with a real desire to reduce or get rid of your anxiety.

Do not participate in unnecessary debates and arguments in office or anywhere else. This engages the subconscious brain and it stars worrying. All this brings anxiety and hence, the wise way to get rid of anxiety is keep yourself away from all spicy talks about other people! Concentrate on your work and spend no time to beat about the bush.

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