Agoraphobia is a phobia where the person has fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult (the word comes from the Greek words, meaning ‘fear of the marketplace’). A person with Agoraphobia might be fearful of travelling in lifts, on public transport, or even leaving their homes, and if they become panicked by their situation or surroundings they may have symptoms of panic attacks, increased pulse rate, shallow/quick breathing, feel nauseas, and also perspire with feeling hot.
Usually there has been a trigger for a person to develop Agoraphobia. Sometimes a person may have suffered a trauma or been deeply affected by something in their life. Not all persons with this condition understand the root cause and sometimes to heal, they don’t need to know. However, with the help of yoga techniques, a person can heal themselves, or use the yogic techniques when the symptoms of Agoraphobia arise.