So, last week for me was pretty high in anxiety. I was having continuous panic attacks and constant "symptoms" that had me all freaked out. Well, upon my mother's request, I went out and joined a beginner's yoga class (which is pretty impressive for me because I never willingly subject myself to other people publicly).
I am extremely happy that I joined this class. At first I was panicking because I have seen yoga moves and I was worried that they would cause me to become dizzy or that I will pass out because of how we had to move. Within the first few minutes we began stretching and before I knew it class was almost over. I was, for the first time in a VERY long time, absolutely relaxed. The yoga instructor knew how to keep her students "in the present." She didn't let our minds wonder to worries or concerns, she kept us focused on our stretching and breathing. I felt so wonderful afterwards that I actually signed up for more classes and now am going back once a week.
I figured I would share this because I am a person who does not like being in public, and I have many panic attacks. I figured if I could actually do this and gain some kind of comfort and relaxation from it, then others like me can definitely do it as well. I had such a great experience and I really hope this is one of the ways I can reach recovery!
I even downloaded an app on my phone so I can practice at home as well :)