‘I’ll Be You’ yoga routine could help with anxiety and depression
Posted On June 21, 2021
The new yoga routine might sound like it’s been a long time coming, but the trend is gaining momentum, according to a new study.
A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE found that “I’ll be you” yoga could help you get through stressful moments by encouraging you to look at the positive side of things, and then be open to the negative, said lead author Sarah Wertheim, a clinical psychologist at the University of Southern California’s College of Health and Human Services.
The study focused on an online questionnaire called the “I’m Going To Be You” questionnaire.
It asked participants to imagine themselves doing something they are not particularly proud of, like driving a car or going on a vacation.
They were then asked questions about their level of anxiety, depression, and overall well-being.
After a month, participants were asked to complete the I’m Going to Be You questionnaire again.
And the results were similar.
The questionnaire asked participants how much they were confident in their ability to get through the day without feeling stressed or anxious.
The results also showed that the more confident participants felt, the better their performance on the I’ll Be Yours.
The authors of the study called it “an exciting study that highlights the value of ‘I will be you,'” and said it shows that, despite some fears about yoga, there are plenty of reasons to embrace it.
Wertheim said she hopes that by embracing this type of yoga, people might see how they can use the exercise to improve their own mental health.
“Yoga is not a new technique,” Wertheimer said.
“We all know that it works.”
Wertheimer added that yoga should be part of anyone’s wellness regimen, even if they are new to the practice.
“When we talk about wellness, we are talking about the mental health, the physical health, and the emotional health,” she said.
Witzheim said the new study showed that even if you don’t know a lot about yoga or how it works, the exercise could help.
“I hope this helps you get more confidence in your ability to do this yoga practice,” she added.
“And maybe it will help you feel a little more comfortable doing it.
So I think it’s really important to embrace this exercise.”