Yoga gives us four powerful tools for managing anxiety. Since anxiety constricts and disrupts our breathing, the first tool is to practice relaxed breathing. The second is a regular relaxation practice. Using a mantra—the third tool—gives the mind a resting place and brings joy, comfort, and strength to our inner life. Finally, Rolf describes a specific contemplation practice that helps us see fear as a passing phenomenon that we can work with and begin to control.
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