My hope in writing this is that as well as the short-term tips and tricks to beat anxiety and overthinking you see on Facebook and in ads, you will also consider using a long-term strategy alongside it so you find you don't overthink in the first place.
We all do it, especially when we are stressed or worried. Mental health issues like depression, anxiety, loss, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, attachment disorder etc often have overthinking as a symptom. So what is overthinking?
I haven't got the perfect yoga body, and you won't see me posing in pretzel-like asanas in exotic locations semi-naked on Instagram with a million followers. So what do I get out of yoga and why do I not only practice it, but teach it too?
This is a question I have been asked a lot this month so I thought I would clarify: I hold a yogafit class on Mondays from 11am until 12pm. I make it a class for everybody because you never know what people are struggling with, or what's going on in their lives.
It has long been known that 'depression and other stress-related disorders are also associated with sleep disturbances, elevated cortisol.' 1 Therefore it would be sensible to think that managing and working with stress and other stress-related disorders to reduce the levels of cortisol in the blood in general will improve your ability to sleep.