Meditation and Panic Attacks

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The causes and origin are truly unknown; it is twice as
common in women as in men, but panic attacks are the
same for everyone. Some of you might recognize it as those
chills and cold sweats that start to form during those social
situations. Others might associate it with an outright fear of
dying! All-in-all people that suffer from panic attacks all
share the same inevitable feeling of helplessness that is not
only painful to endure, but outright traumatizing. Even the
mere recollection of a previous attack can trigger another
panic attack.
There are many treatments available for the treatment of
panic attacks, but these usually involve Selective Serotonin
Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s), which is commonly used in
antidepressant medication; These may include: Prozac,
Zoloft, or Paxil, just as an example. But what about an
effective, and non-chemical alternative that wasn’t
synthesized in a glass tube? How about cancelling out the
mere thought of an attack without a pill, but by putting your
mind and body at ease. Meditation can be very beneficial to
anyone who is willing to dedicated their time and mind to a
structured meditation regiment.

Meditation doesn’t necessarily mean sitting down on the
floor, cross-legged, middle finger to thumb, and humming
some mantras. It is the challenge of achieving pure
relaxation and reaching a plateau in your mind where
nothing can change that relaxation of your body and mind.
One can change a lot in their life by dedicating a few hours
of your day to simply getting your body and mind in touch.
One must realize that meditation can bring upon a plethora
of positive influences in their life. Aside from helping one
reduce the likeliness of panic attacks, basic meditation can:

    •Reduce Stress

    •Benefit your Health

    •Help you Control your Thoughts

    •Detachment from the things that irritate us

    •Increase Peace of Mind and Happiness

    •Increase Ones Concentration

    •Increase Creativity and Spontaneity

Studies have shown that meditation, when done correctly, is
a very successful method to reduce stress. There is really
nothing mystical or illusive about it. The most apparent
cause of anxiety is an over active and uncontained thought
process. While properly meditating one can slow down their
thought process and reduce their anxiety.
Find a comfortable position, a lot people choose to sit with
good posture in an upright position. I would try warming up
by first doing a few minutes of diaphragmatic breathing and
muscle relaxation exercises to relax you physically.
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