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How Does Yoga Play a Healing Role in Depression?

 

 

"Crying is one of the highest spiritual practices. One who knows crying knows yoga." - Swami Kripalu

 

Depression is a difficult experience for anyone who has experienced it, including those who are close to loved ones that live with it. 

It can feel heavy, heartbreaking, and at times numbing. 

Sometimes it means staying in bed until early afternoon or skipping meals, maybe not sleeping at all and feeling like there is no point in trying. 

This is not an ideal way to live. 

I have been in the depths of depression more times than I'd like to remember. I've seen it negatively affect my life in so many ways. However, it also showed me the true essence of joy.

Yoga is one of the best ways to address depression because it allows us to move stagnant energy in the mind & body.

The yogic view of depression is seen as a constriction in the emotional body that then impacts the physical body. The practices of yoga remove these constrictions, physically &...

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