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Meditation can reduce your anxiety attacks easily

Anxiety is something we all feel in our lives. Being afraid because of an observed threat is normal. However, there are some people who experience completely irrational fear, which can sometimes lead to a full blown panic attack. True anxiety attacks do not have a stimulus, with sufferers feeling fear out of the blue – causing problems in all areas of your life, including at work, at home, and in social relationships.

Meditation reduces the activity in your nervous system, more specifically, your parasympathetic nervous system. This is the system responsible for soothing and calming an individual. During meditation, there is an increased blood flow that results in a plentiful oxygen supply to your lungs and to your brain, causing your body to relax and your mind to be in control, and is one of the reasons meditation reduces the possibility of anxiety attacks. With the nerves calm, the mind focused, and the body’s need for blood and oxygen balanced, it is impossible to lose control.

If a person experiences anxiety attacks, there is a significant lactate increase in the blood. Lactate is produced by the skeletal muscles if there is an insufficient supply of oxygen in the body, which commonly happens when we are scared, panicking, or experiencing anxiety. During meditation, scientific studies have proven that there is a significant reduction in the lactate content found in the body, making it conclusive that meditation really can eliminate anxiety.

Did you know that people who meditate have significantly higher levels of the neurotransmitter GABA and hormone Serotonin? Serotonin and GABA are known for their mood stabilizing capabilities as well as improving sleep. A study at Yale University found that people with panic attacks had 22% less GABA than normal people.

With regular meditation, you will be in full control of your mind, how it processes thoughts, and the effect those thoughts have on you. Meditation will make panic attacks a thing of the past.