How to handle anxiety attacks

brain-anxiety-attacksAs anyone who suffers from anxiety attacks knows, these attacks can be debilitating. Symptoms include feelings of losing control or “going crazy,” heart palpitations or chest pain, feeling like you are going to pass out, or trouble breathing with a choking sensation. Knowing how to handle anxiety attacks is the first step towards keeping them under control.

The first step is to stop where you are and take some deep, calming breaths to try to relax. Breathe slowly and deeply in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Imagine yourself in a calm place, such as on the beach or in the woods. Say positive things to yourself such as “I can do this” or “I will do my best.”

To help keep anxiety attacks under control, practice daily exercises such as yoga and meditation. Practice envisioning yourself in a calm and centered state of mind and work on deep breathing. That way it will be easier to do so when you feel yourself becoming anxious in any given circumstance.

At Square One Physio, we also provide Yoga. During Yoga, we introduce you to various exercises and activities you can do to reduce anxiety and depression. If you are going through anxiety, talk to us today.