Sunday, May 3, 2015

Stretchophobia: The Fear of Yoga

Stretchophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of yoga.  Sometime around 2013, this phobia was recognized as a legitimate phobia.  Yoga has become insanely popular in the last few years and while many people love, there are those who fear it.  I don’t know what could cause this fear, but I’d really like to know.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Stretchophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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