Depression is considered to be a silent killer and the very first step of dealing with conditions like depressions is to accept the fact that you are going through a low phase. Though you may have assessed and gone through the various methods of coping with it, yoga can come to your rescue in conditions like these too.
Mentioned below is entire routine for yoga that you can follow to fight depression.
· Depression can also be called a type of anxiety.
· The symptoms of which are sadness and the lack of a stable mind which can take rational decisions.
· Some other features of depression are – mental distress, restlessness and loneliness.
· A person who is depressed or getting into it will feel repulsive for almost everything and would be unenthusiastic in doing anything.
· Depression which is agitated can be majorly seen in people who are middle aged or elder ones.
· Sudden outburst of depression tends to make people tired, hopeless, sad. This in turn can negatively affect their daily life.
· In worst cases it is better to have a medical advice.
· If you practice yoga regularly, a steady improvement can be ensured, though the progress of which should be monitored for better results.
Warm up Routine:
· Practice mild rhythmic jumps at least fifty times.
· Swinging arms in to and fro motion powerfully at least ten times can be helpful.
· Mover shoulders in circular motion in forward as well as backward direction at least ten times.
· Open the arms wide and twist the waist. Five times on both the sides.
· Mildly circle the knees, five times on both the side.
· Move the ankles in circular motion in clockwise as well as anticlockwise direction. Meanwhile the front sloe should press the ground and the heels should be raised. Practice this five times each.
Routine for Pranayama:
· Try to place yourself in a very comfortable and relaxed position. Simultaneously try to observe whatever you are thinking and calm your mind.
· Practice Ujjayee for five minutes.
· Practice Ujjayee along with Antara Kumbhaka for five minutes. Antara Kumbhaka is a holding your breath after inhaling).
· Practice Surya Bedhana Pranayam for five minutes. This involves inhaling and exhaling via right nostril only or practice twenty one counts of OM (chanting the word OM 21 times).