Since at least 2020, the general consensus is that anxiety has increased exponentially. But countless studies have shown that there is a high flying anxiety therapy that has an almost universal appeal.

Yes, you heard me right. Colorful kites are not just for kids or for fun. They can actually help you with your anxiety. Let me explain.

Anxiety is a common problem that affects millions of people around the world. It can make you feel nervous, restless, worried, or scared about things that may or may not happen. It can create issues with your daily life, your relationships, your work, and stifle your happiness. But anxiety can also cause physical symptoms like racing heart, sweating, trembling, nausea, or breathing difficulties.

High Flying Therapy Relief

There are many ways to cope with anxiety. Medication, therapy, meditation, exercise, and hobbies are some of the most commonly recommended. But there is am effective and enjoyable way to cope as well as relieve anxiety. Kite flying.

Yes, really. It has been proven that kite flying can help you relax, focus, and simply enjoy the present moment. It also provides you with a sense of accomplishment, freedom, and joy.

How does kite flying work as an anxiety therapy? Well, psychologists have documented several reasons. First of all, kite flying requires you to be outdoors, in nature, in the sunshine, and in fresh air. This has a proven positive impact on your mood and your health. Studies have also shown that spending time in nature can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and even boost immunity.

Secondly, kite flying involves physical activity and coordination. You have to run, walk, or bike to find a good spot to fly your kite. You have to hold the string and control the kite with your hands and arms. You have to pay attention to the wind and the direction of the kite. All of these actions can help you burn calories, strengthen your muscles, and improve your balance as well as coordination.

Thirdly, kite flying stimulates your senses and your creativity. The colors and shapes of the kites in the sky have a relaxing effect. Likewise with the sound of the breeze and the flapping of the kite, the feel of the breeze on your skin and the tug of the string on your fingers. Creativity is unleashed when you select or design your kite. The kite then becomes a manifestation of expression.

High Flying Therapy Benefits

And lastly, kite flying has a social element that also has therapeutic benefits. You can fly a kite alone or with friends or family. You can meet new people who share your interest in kites. You can have fun and laugh together.

And you can also use kite flying as a form of meditation or mindfulness. You can focus on your breathing and on the movement of the kite. You can let go of your worries and fears and just be in the moment.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a kite from Tumbleweeds & Tarantulas and head outside! You’ll be surprised by how much it can help you with your anxiety. And who knows? You might even discover a new passion or hobby along the way.

Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America