Monday, 4 December 2017

Alternative Therapy: Yoga, the Best Practice for Treatment of Anxiety

Kyle J. Norton 

People who participated in yoga class are likely to experience less or lower levels of anxiety, some studies suggested.

Yoga, the ancient technique for harmonized external and internal body well being, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture..... has been best known for people in Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes' research and supported by health advocates.

Anxiety is a mental disorder characterized by worry about future events and fear to current events.

According to the controlled random clinical trial sampling of 45 mastectomized women treated at the Ilza Bianco outpatient service of Santa Rita de Cássia Hospital in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo from March to November 2010, group participated in 6 yoga-applied sessions showed a statistically significant in decreased anxiety levels measured by Anxiety Trait and State Test.

Anxiety Trait and State Test is a psychological inventory 40 self-report items used for testing of anxiety effect with an aim to measure anxiety at both poles of the normal affect curve known as state vs. trait.

In deed, yoga participants showed a significant improvement in reducing perceived anxiety, by decreasing physiological and psychological arousal such as the heart rate, blood pressure, relaxation and calmness and easing respiration thus ameliorating to stress in induction of anxiety.

Further analysis, regular yoga exercise including breathing technique, meditation not only provide participants the positive mind in maintained state of calmness and relaxation in deal events without getting restless and confusion but also induced recovery from anxiety.

Dr. Bernardi ML, the lead author of the study said, "hatha yoga exercises decrease stress and anxiety in the experimental group. No connection between confounding variables and anxiety and stress levels was found".

Hatha yoga is one form of yoga practice containing physical exercises and breathing control.

More importantly, according to the data collection period and meditation program between January 9 and August 31, 2009 in 46 women who were pregnant following IVF, and were between 12-20 weeks gestation, participated in the study (23 experimental group, 23 control group), women pregnant after IVF participated in yoga class showed statistically significant improvements in stress, anxiety, labor pain, and labor confidence.

In fact,  yoga in improvements of stress, anxiety, labor pain, and labor confidence, besides decreasing physiological and psychological arousal also enhanced women's sense of control and confidence in giving birth as well as stay away from negative thinking of the pregnancy outcome.

IVF, is  a medical procedure characterized by egg fertilized outside the mother womb.

Interestingly, in a total of 46 participants completed both a resistance exercise class and yoga class in a counterbalanced order. with measurement of body satisfaction and social physique anxiety were completed immediately before and after each class, group participated in yoga class displayed a greater improvements of body image and reducing state social physique anxiety.

In other words, by focusing on  breathing, the connection of the mind and body, participation in yoga class was found to associate with decreased state social physique anxiety caused by negative attitude of body image and increased in body satisfaction.

In patients suffered from chronic diseases, according to the Journal ofi Clinical Research & Bioethics,, yoga attendees benefited from stimulation of immune functions in reduced physical symptoms by induced over expression of human β-defensin 2 (HBD-2), natural killer (NK) cells, and anti inflammatory mytokines, thus, decreasing stress and/or anxiety symptoms and improving quality of life.

Taking together, yoga may be a best treatment for people with anxiety through improvement of social, mental and body confidence in reduced state of over worriness, particular in people with stress.

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Author Biography
Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrients, All right reserved)

Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published on line, including world wide health, ezine articles, article base, healthblogs, selfgrowth, best before it's news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
Named TOP 50 MEDICAL ESSAYS FOR ARTISTS & AUTHORS TO READ by Named 50 of the best health Tweeters Canada - Huffington Post
Nominated for shorty award over last 4 years
Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bio science, ISSN 0975-6299.

(1) [The effects of hatha yoga exercises on stress and anxiety levels in mastectomized women].[Article in Portuguese]by Bernardi ML, Amorim MH, Zandonade E, Santaella DF, Barbosa Jde A.(PubMed)
(2) [Effects of a yoga-focused prenatal program on stress, anxiety, self confidence and labor pain in pregnant women with in vitro fertilization treatment].[Article in Korean] by Shim CS1, Lee YS(PubMed)

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