Looking back, I think I’ve always dealt with some level of anxiety, but it wasn’t something that I felt I couldn’t control. Yes, I had insomnia. Yes, I would often forget to eat and drink water. Yes, I would find myself obsessing over small things sometimes, but that’s something that happens to everybody, right? That is one of the many problems with anxiety; we’ve normalized it to the point where we think that it is 'normal' to feel that way all the time. One of my favorite phrases is, “We’re so used to feeling miserable that we don’t know how to feel good.” So, let’s start from the beginning: what is anxiety? After years of living different phases of anxiety and working with people who are living with high anxiety and constant amounts of it, I’ve learned that anxiety is a fear of the future, of the unknown. It’s fear of the things that are out of our control. Fear of trusting God, the universe, or whatever it is that your highest force is. I remember waking up the day after graduating from my Yoga Teacher Training. I felt like I was still living in a dream and then it hit me. A huge and overwhelming wave of anxiety that I’ve never felt before and that would stay with me for the following months. Even though it was hard, I was able to balance my mind using Yoga and Ayurvedic strategies and lifestyle changes. Here are the tips and strategies I used to deal with my anxiety.