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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yogasanas for Depression

Depression is a psychological disorder in which people feel distressed or sad for a prolonged period of time. Everyone feels sad sometimes, however, when this sadness lasts over a considerable span of time and affects daily life, then it is termed as depression.

  • A person suffering from depression might suffer from reduced sleep and chronic fatigue all day.
  • Anxiety levels also shoot up in such a person.
  • Some people might display too much pathos and depict an emotional nature that is unlike them.
  • They might also become extremely temperamental and react aggressively upon minor provocation.
  • Patients of depression also display lack of interest in socializing and fail to concentrate.
  • The power of decision making considerably reduces. There is also a feeling of loneliness and despair.
  • In some families, depression seems to occur generation after generation.
  • Pessimistic people, who suffer from a low self-esteem, are easily overwhelmed by stress and are prone to depression.
  • Medical illness like heart attack, Parkinson's disease, cancer and hormonal disorders can cause depression.
  • A serious personal loss, financial problem, difficult relationship or any stressful change in the life pattern can trigger a depressive episode.
  • Yogasanas help to raise awareness level and this benefit a person emotionally and physically. While moving to different postures, pay attention to how the muscles and limbs react.
  • Breathing is critical to Yoga. Each inhalation should expand both the chest and belly. Make sure your breathing remains consistent.
  • Focus your attention on correct balance, form and breathing while practising the Yogic postures.
  • Simhasana is a wonderful pose to gain courage and lessen your emotional load.
  • Eat nuts and cheese along with a spoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Eat lots of pumpkin seeds.
  • Blanch five to seven rosemary leaves in a cup of boiling water and add honey to it. Wait for three minutes and then drink.
  • Get into a warm bath with lots of salt and then rest.
  • Warm some avocado leaves and put them on your forehead.
  • Combine 5 parts Shatavari, 3 parts Jatamansi, 3 parts Brahmi and 5 parts Guduchi. Take 1/2 a teaspoon of this mixture in warm water daily.
  • You can inhale 3 drops of Brahmi oil to each nostril twice a day and rub it on the sides of your feet while going to bed.
  • Take 1/2 teaspoon Brahmi, 1/2 teaspoon Vacha, 1/2 teaspoon Jatamansi and1 teaspoon Shankhapushpi. Take 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture with half cup warm water thrice a day.
  • Soak 1 teaspoon of Dashamoola herb in a cup of hot water and drink it twice a day. You can also make tea from equal proportions of Brahmi and Ashivagandha. Drink this tea twice a day.
CONCLUSION A person suffering from depression must adhere to a healthy diet. To get rid of pessimism, a person must concentrate on something that interests him. Ayurvedic and Yogic methods of treating depression are natural, gentle and effective.



  1. 喜樂的心是健康良藥,憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。........................................

  2. Depression might lead to certain health problems. You should deal with it immediately so you may avoid further complications.

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