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Its said that Yoga must not be done when one is depressed or not in a good mood then how can patients having chronic depression use yoga for their benefit?
One of our Facebook friends asked this question and received the following replies. Do you have anything to add to this?
Calista: I think quite the contrary - especially when I'm feeling down and out, I do some yoga and my body, mind & spirit are lifted by the end of my session.
Eileen: I think that it the best time to do yoga...I always feel better after yoga practise...whether I feel down or not in a good mood or even feeling good at the start...I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER, LIGHTER in my heart and able to get on with whatever I have to do...♥
Solveig: a must not is NOT A DO NOT in any case. so u(with ur teacher, the inner or the physical one can decide on this......and a made decission is also something which can change again).....i do suggest yoga pracitce can be the way to go through depression to get done with it.....which might be hard but effective.......u can integrate the depressive aspects step by step and then transform them......won't be sunday sunny walk...but hopefully a trial which is worth starting.......my humble opinion on this.....love and OM.
Gonzalez: Just do something. Even if someone is depressed. the worst thing that that person can do is get lazy or sleep because that will only decay the situation.
Saraswati: A lot of things are said out there. It's good not to listen to everything and do our own thing, use our own discernement.
Erna: In fact, yoga is the better way as a therapy for depression ;)
Ravi: Depression is nothing but heaps and piles of ignorance stored in you. You can never feel happy unless you remove it. If you are referring to yoga meditation, yes it is not possible to concentrate your mind. The way out is to perform asanas and Pranayama under the guidance of a teacher only until you feel better. It is important to realize that yoga is not all about meditation only!
Sita Chaitanya: Depression is anger not faced or not recognized.
If you are facing the issue of depression, then yoga is only your best friend. Doing the yoga is best way to decrease the depression from the body in a natural way. If you start the yoga and practice for 15 to 20 minutes, then it will help you in taking over the depression. For learning the yoga pose you can join the Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh where you will learn the yoga poses which helps you in making your health.