Discover10% Happier with Dan Harris#128: Andrea Petersen, Untangling from Anxiety
#128: Andrea Petersen, Untangling from Anxiety

#128: Andrea Petersen, Untangling from Anxiety

Update: 2018-03-2819
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When author and Wall Street Journal reporter Andrea Petersen was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at age 20, she was relieved to finally have a name for the thing that had controlled most of her life to the point where she feared walking up a flight of stairs or standing in line at the store. But understanding and overcoming her anxieties was a different odyssey, one she describes in "On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety," a memoir she was inspired to write after interviewing college students about their mental health struggles.
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Maxwell Smart

Hi there Dan, I'm pretty sure that yoga is meditation. One is deeply focused on the breath. Each movement corresponds to an inhale or exhale. If you do yoga without each exhale or inhale corresponding to a movement, that does change the dynamic. The Focus on breath is central to Ingengar and Astanga yoga. If you practice yoga correctly, after 45 minutes, you are, as you say, at the deep end of the pool by the time you're done. Love your podcast. You're changing the world.

Apr 1st
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Alexandra Meyers

Maxwell Smart Hi Yvonne! You're right; however, there are some people who do not do yoga for the meditation and do it merely for "the workout." I often wonder if they're getting the full benefits. As someone who has done yoga for a long time (though not quite consistently) I've noiticed that some teachers and some styles incorporate meditation and the true spirit of yoga a lot better.

Apr 6th
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#128: Andrea Petersen, Untangling from Anxiety

#128: Andrea Petersen, Untangling from Anxiety

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