Medication is often a choice that people will make to help them cope but some of these very same medications can create anxiety too. People take sleeping tablets to help them to sleep without knowing that one of the common side effects of sleeping tablets is increased anxiety.
Besides that it is free to do, it can be done in the privacy of your own home and it is not something that you need to ‘come off’ after it has achieved the desired result. Quite to the contrary where most people who start yoga continue to use what they have learned for the rest of their life in one form or another.
By bringing about a balance in the mind there is no room for these negative thoughts and as a person becomes more positive they also recover confidence and that in turn helps them to venture out and become more active.
Inactivity is a concern with elderly people in particular and is responsible for increased levels of stress and frustration. This often leads them to resort to alternatives such as alcohol to ‘help’ cope when in fact these solutions do quite the opposite.
Yoga is certainly the best solution minimizing anxiety attacks.