Yoga for Depression
Yoga is very beneficial to all mankind when practiced in any of its forms or postures or asanas. Yoga should be chosen as per your requirement as it reflects your physical, mental as well as spiritual requirements.
Where some types of yoga are physically strenuous and help you in building up the muscles mass. Whereas certain types of yoga are found to be very stimulating to the mental as well as physical development. Yoga is always more than just losing just a few pounds of calories and sweating out; but also gives clarity and peace to the mind.
Restorative yoga is very rejuvenating and builds up the path towards spirituality and tranquility. Kundalini yoga is a form of yoga that involves dynamic, repetitive movements and breathing control. This is the only form of yoga that specifically targets the glands in the brain, such as the pituitary and pineal glands. Activating improvement in health and well being.
So to relieve the mental stress and the depression that is resulted due to our strenuous activities both physically and mentally. Thus to relieve tension and stress meditation before and after postures must be practiced. Yoga has also shown to increase positive emotions such as love kindness and happiness. Various types of pranayams along with breathing exercises when practiced with chanting “Om” helps to relieve stress and depression.
Yoga when regularly practiced it results in a huge difference. From the point of yoga people with tamasic or negative or depressive energy lack the life force or prana. Also if regularly Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskara balance is brought about in the prana or the life force. Backbends also benefit a lot in depressive or tamasic energy. Savasana, Setu Bandha, Sarvangasanas, Utrasana, Udhrva Dhanurasana, etc are helpful to combat with stress and depression.Individuals further with Rajasic depression also respond to Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskara and back bends. Pranayam postures as Nadi Sodhana Pranayma, Kaplabhati Pranayam and Bharamari Pranayam. Also Vajrasnas help in depression.