I can’t take a deep breath. The buzz in my veins and arteries feels over sensitized. Every inhale the fear of the unknown tries escape through my exhale but it cannot. I try to take another deep breath. It is shallow and forced. My body gasps for air and responds by yawning. It doesn’t work. This is anxiety. Eventually, I get a full breath into my lungs. My body releases. My tools have worked. My body begins to self regulate.
I wrote this post to show that these ancient practices such as yoga can help us self regulate. We do not always need to turn to a pill. There are other ways to help and heal at the same time.