Potential Symptoms & Effects: Yoga & Anxiety: Introduction

Ram Rao, MD notes that symptoms of chronic anxiety may include:

  • Feelings of panic, fear and uneasiness
  • Problems sleeping
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Not being able to be still and calm
  • Muscle tension

Gary Kraftsow explains that since strong states of anxiety trigger the fight-or-flight response, some symptoms may be:

  • Sweating
  • Accelerated heart beat
  • Tightness in the belly
  • Muscle tension
  • Shakiness of the limbs
  • Inability to be still or to concentrate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Insomnia