WebMD asks Dr. Ambardar about the benefits of meditation and yoga for depression and anxiety

Relaxation Techniques:

Give yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises a try.

Meditating for just 2-5 minutes during the day can ease your anxiety and lighten your mood, says psychiatrist Sheenie Ambardar, MD. She suggests trying any of these simple strategies:

  • Focus on your breath
  • Make a picture in your mind of a beautiful image
  • Repeat a simple word or mantra, like “love” or “happiness”