Don’t let depression depress you- Stay strong you!!

by | Apr 28, 2021 | Depression, Yoga


Reviewed by  Dr. Andrew Grover,  CPT



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Depression in simple words is something that one must not face at any age. Depression is a type of disorder that can create a feeling of loneliness in you. When you start feeling that you have friends but still when you need someone in your weakest point, you look around and you have no one sitting by your side? The after-effects of having no one for you in your lowest point with a persistent feeling of sadness is depression.

When you have work to do and still you’re all lost into overthinking and started crying suddenly, that is depression. Depression is not a disease anymore, it’s a virus that’s spreading day-by-day, something you just can’t get over. When your loved ones are no more, when your pillows are wet with tears whole nights, but then you wake up in the morning with no emotions in you? That is depression.

One must have heard several suicidal cases in the newspapers, news channels, etc. What is this depression? Why are people so tired of their life that they’re haunted by thoughts going on inside their mind that leads them to end their lives? Because we haven’t normalised depression and let’s start talking about it!!

A person can get away with any disease until he or she has the spirit to fight it. Where does that spirit fade away and how can one get that spirit back in themselves? There’s a simple answer to it, which is Yoga. Induce a happy mood in yourself. That feeling of happiness, acceptance, the fresh mood that you have you can get that all back in you by practicing Yoga.

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Don’t let the depression depress you and start talking about it in open! Make this topic of discussion common is necessary in 2021 especially when there is all negativity about covid cases and deaths in news channels.

 Talking about Yoga for Depression

Depression is one of the fastest-growing medical concerns worldwide. As per the  World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded an estimate of 264 million people of all ages suffering from depression globally. Women are more prone to be affected by it than men. At its worst, it can lead to suicide. It is the second major cause of death among 15 to 29-year-olds these days.

Various treatments available to suppress the conditions of depression. Therapy and counseling guides a patient in solving some underlying issues. The medicines only results in controlling the neuro-hormones of the brain upto some extent. The necessity for an alternative treatment has directed the attention of medical practitioners towards yoga.

One of the most beneficial and trusted ways to get over depression, anxiety attacks or stressful atmosphere is meditation and yoga. No doubt our traditional cultures have given us some strong mantras to fight and get back stronger. Follow a set of some good Yoga asanas and practice them daily.

Yoga asanas such as adho mukha svasana, paschimottanasana,etc. are some useful postures you can practice every day in the Yoga sessions. Start scheduling one hour to Yoga every day and meditate for half an hour.

The side-effects of depression on the body are evident because of changes in food habits of alot of people. When the mind feels great by negative thoughts then there is either loss of appetite or overeating. You might find depressed people eating absolutely nothing or stuffing buckets of icecream while crying.The result is adverse especially to the body.

Yoga helps in maintaining a  healthy metabolism. Yoga eercises induce sweat that shoots-up appetite. Healthy food works as a healthy olive oil for the body. The body begins receiving the necessary nutrients and oxygen. The lost energy due to depression is taken back. Staying hydrated , having alot of drinks becomes a natural habit due to physical movement. Water and healthy drinks like coconut water rejuvenate the skin cells.

Meditation is the art of studying your mind and soul and keeping them on track with yourself. Trust the process of healing through yoga, and everything will be just fine.

Do it for yourself. Focus on your diet. Start practicing yoga, workout, go to places alone. Observe nature, enjoy the beauty of nature every morning. Go for a walk with your close ones. No one or no thing can be as important as your life is. Make yourself your priority. Embrace yourself, you’re beautiful the way you are. Let no man or woman overcome your strengths. It’s you who can help yourself.

After every scary and haunted night, there is a beautiful lighted morning. Life is too short to waste thinking about something that is harming your body and especially your mind. Keeping your mind strong and focused is important. Your life is precious, not for someone else, but firstly for yourself. Build yourself and get back stronger.

Not only this, Yoga works as wonders to give various solutions to problems easily by: Yoga being a fabulous practice for mental relaxation and concentration in women also has wonderful benefits like:

• Great flexibility and balance of body
• Accurate BMI
• Less bad weight gain
• Shoot down in neck and back pain
• Excellent for people with asthma symptoms
• Cures or reduces blood pressure
•  Cures or reduces blood sugars
• Improved lipid (blood fat) profiles
• Cures or reduces cancer-related fatigue
•Confidence and fresh look with a better body image
• Sharper focus and concentration + general health awareness in 2021

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After knowing such great wonders and advantages of yoga and ways of staying fit at home in 2021, are you still thinking to opt Yoga or not, then you’re totally doing wrong to yourself. YOGA IS THE BEST WAY TO CURE ANY PROBLEMS AND KEEPING DEPRESSION IN HELL AND HAPPINESS IN HEAVEN IN THE YEAR 2021, LET THIS ABSORB IN YOU!!


Conclusion :

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All the people who’re feeling incomplete or lonely, must give themselves a look in the mirror and see how beautiful and happy their souls are. Let’s not let depression overshadow our happy souls and try to stay fit and healthy. Stay healthy and mentally strong at every stage of life. It is important for you  take good care of yourself and especially your health.  Whatsoever stress you have spare some time out and relax with the help of Yoga and meditation.


What is the best yoga for depression?

The asana that is the best for depression is Child Pose or Balasana. It not only calms your mind and body but also relieves stress. Being at peace is really important and yoga is best for it.

Can yoga make you depressed?

Yoga is the practice which can never have harmful effects on your mind and depression is a disease of mind. It’s like a virus that one must throw away of his or her mind away by calming themselves down and being at peace.

Can Yoga help with depressed people feeling anxieties?

Yoga is one of the finest therapies used by several people to relieve anxiety. Meditation and Psychotherapy are few techniques used as stress and anxiety relieving therapies.But one must make up their mind and accept the fact that they want to get out of it at the first place. Acceptance is the major thing into mental peace disturbance by stress or anxiety.

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