Yoga Poses - A natural way to Counter Depression

by Gargi Harjai November 01, 2021

Yoga poses - A Natural way to counter depression

We have all had some moments in our life which left us completely heartbroken. It is very natural to be sad sometimes, but if you continue to be sad for a long period of time, it is indicative of depression.

An individual with depression, often finds himself isolated from the world, he goes through bad sleeping patterns, mood swings or sudden change in the diet and eating habits.

Widely recognized to improve physical health and well-being, Yoga can also help you improve your mental health. Yoga is believed to relax our mind, slow our heart rate, which can in turn help us fight with Anxiety.

So, we made a list of a few asanas to help people fighting with depression, anxiety or in general negative thoughts from their mind.

1) Ananda Balasana- Ananda Balasana, also known as happy baby pose is one of the few asanas which can bring a smile on your face just by its name. it helps you relive the moments of child’s happiness and his free mind. This asana can also help you reduce fatigue and relax your mind. This pose is particularly helpful to improve the mental well being of a person.

2) Supta Baddha Konasana- “ Supported Bound angle pose” is a variation of Bhaddha Konasana/Bound angle pose, commonly known as “reclined Cobbler pose”. This asana can help one become calm, feel supported and have a sense of relaxation. We often hold trauma and emotional energy in our hips, this asana helps you stretch your hips and release the bad energy through and out from your body.

3) Urdhva Mukha Svanasana- commonly known as Upward facing dog, is one of the best poses to fight the negative energy and mitigate it from your life. It aids in reducing fatigue and fighting depression. It can also relieve sciatic nerve pain, and give an overall positive feeling.

Gargi Harjai
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