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Is water good for anxiety?

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Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

Maybe swimming and sailing.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

As Rooster implies, it is an excellent medium for delivering "the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman's step on a frosty, crispy morning; if you mean the drink which enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life's great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows; if you mean that drink, the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars, which are used to provide tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitiful aged and infirm; to build highways and hospitals and schools, then certainly I am for it."

If you have never come across the "If by Whisky speech," read the whole thing here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If-by-whiskey

(It relaxes the superego which is good for anxiety."

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Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Dear Tom, I see his 'whisky' stuff as what we studied on Ask.com as cognitive dissonance...Buddhism calls it 'holding the tension of the opposites'...
You just look at the various possibilities and not constrained to choose between them, to force them into logical consistency... you just look at hopeless incompatibilities and say YES !!!

And this fellow (Sweat) does all that with humour...
I love seeing that brought into the Western world, we need it...
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Love it, Tom. Reminds me of Sir Humphrey Appleby (in Yes Prime Minister) arguing in favour of smoking because of all the wonderful people who forfeit their lives every year so that taxes can be raised from tobacco and those taxes benefit the whole nation. :)
Pepper pot
Pepper pot commented
Great!
Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Drinking it? Not so much.

Sailing, boating, swimming, fishing? Oh yeah.

Sitting on a rock just watching it? Best of all.

But in the cells at Gitmo? No way, José.

Pepper pot Profile
Pepper pot answered

Floating in it water is relaxing. I use to go to my local swimming pool for a good floating session, the only downside is people poking you to see if you're alive.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Soaking in it all warm and bubbly or being held under it?

The former tends to release anxiety whilst the latter will increase it exponentially.

Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

I suppose it would depend on what you do with it.  It's always good for your health to be properly hydrated, but I don't see it relieving a bout of anxiety.

If, however, you mean by soaking in the tub or sailing on it, or just sitting quietly watching rolling waves on a beach .. Then .. Yes, I suppose it would help to relieve anxiety.  It has a calming effect by reducing negative stimulation.

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