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Yoga Poses

66 basic yoga poses and their sanskrit names, representing the diversity in human bodies. Print originally made with watercolor and a love for yoga.

Yoga as an integrated form of exercise can be used to treat panic and anxiety disorders in combination with standard care.

Panic and anxiety disorder is a mental condition characterized by recurring unexpected panic attacks. sudden periods of intense anxiety that cause palpitations, sweating, tremors, shortness of breath, numbness, or the feeling that something really bad is going to happen.

Yoga, the ancient technique practice for harmonized external and internal well-being of the body, through breath control, meditation, body movements and gestures, is mainly for people in the Western world and in some parts of Asia known institutions & # 39; Research and supported by health lawyers.

Examination of a total of 20 subjects diagnosed with panic disorder randomly assigned both groups: Group 1 (G1-Yoga: 10 subjects) participated in yoga classes and Group 2 (G2-CBT + Yoga: 10 Volunteers) participated in a combined study After the intervention in the yoga practice, followed by a session on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the researchers submitted the following results:

1. Both groups showed a statistical analysis of anxiety reduction associated with panic disorder, panic-related beliefs, and panic-related physical sensations

2. The combination of yoga and CBT (G2) showed a better reduction of all observed parameters compared to only one yoga group.

Dr. Vorkapic CF, the lead author, said with reference to other co-founders: "... improvements in various mental health parameters after practicing contemplative techniques alone or in combination with psychotherapy" and "(understanding) linking psychological and psychological physiological variables could help to better elucidate the mechanisms by which body-mind practices contribute to the improvement of mental health. "

Others, published in the review of the literature on the quality of life in panic disorder from 1980 to 2010 in the database of MEDLINE, PsycINFO and PubMed, showed that yoga intervention combined with a standard treatment can improve basic quality of life in panic disorder, improve mental and physical health ... and used as a post-treatment to improve quality of life (QOL) in this patient population.

Dr. Davidoff J, the lead author, went even further and suggested "understanding the nature of comorbidities in panic disorder (PD) and determining whether additional interventions in other psychiatric disorders, such as exercise, meditation, yoga, humor, massage, and Dietary supplements can be used to improve the quality of life in Parkinson's disease to a normal level in the community.

Interestingly, in the review of the literature, published in English on PubMed until December 2012, the researchers noted the effect of complementary and alternative therapies for panic and anxiety disorders

1. The data show that the evidence base for depression is significantly greater than that for anxiety disorders

2. Yoga was considered a Grade 3 treatment for patients with panic and anxiety disorders based on the available quality of evidence.

Overall, there is no doubt that yoga can be considered as a supplementary exercise in combination with a standard therapy for the treatment of panic and anxiety disorders.