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Gmork14 t1_ixzppkx wrote

I definitely had some negative reactions when I was learning to meditate. Panic attacks, specifically.

Not knowing any better I pushed through and kept practicing. Eventually learned to sit with it and it got better. But it was a rough start, and I wonder sometimes if I’m not noticing more subtle ill affects.


StreetCornerApparel t1_iy0s4ik wrote

Anxiety is one of those things where sometimes being present with yourself isn’t easy, at least at first.

When I first started meditating I felt similar panic reactions, but when I kept going I found peace in being alone with myself for those moments, and my general anxiety levels dropped off majorly. I was having two to five panic attacks a day prior to meditation, and now have maybe 1, and sometimes none. I think massage helped a ton too though.