If you have had or know of anyone who has had anxiety attacks then you will understand just how badly this affects the freedom to cope with something as simple as everyday life. The fear of something happening is often so powerful that people become confined to their own homes unable to venture out in public. Medication is often a choice that people will make to help them cope but some of these very same medications can create anxiety too. People take sleeping tablets to help them to sleep without kno wing that one of the common side effects of sleeping tablets is increased anxiety. Obviously a natural alternative will be a better option unless you consider some of the herbal products that are on the market as many of these can have a reaction with some people. Yoga on the other hand is a natural solution to the problem that is more effective than all else and has absolutely no side effects. Besides that it is free to do, it can be done in the privacy of your own home and it is not something that you need to 'come off' after it has achieved the desired result. Quite to the contrary where most people who start yoga continue to use what they have learned for the rest of their life in one form or another. When people constantly suffer from anxiety attacks and start to withdraw into themselves they get a distorted outlook on life and will tend to look at most things in a negative light. By bringing about a balance in the mind there is no room for these negative thoughts and as a person becomes more positive they also recover confidence and that in turn helps them to venture out and become more active. Inactivity is a concern with elderly people in particular and is responsible for increased levels of stress and frustration. This often leads them to resort to alternatives such as alcohol to 'help' cope when in fact these solutions do quite the opposite. Yoga is certainly the best solution minimizing anxiety attacks.