Yoga For Depression

Overcome Depression and Relax your Mind with Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga

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Live With Yoga is the best Therapy Yoga Centre for depression treatment by yoga.

Some common depression yoga exercises or asanas which can be performed by patients with depression are:


  • During the treatment all the asanas will be performed with the help of props.
  • Patients will be treated by the trained yoga teachers & under the guidance of Yogacharya Rajveer Singh Chauhan.
  • The sequence and difficulty level of asanas may vary according to the condition of patients and their respective medical condition.
  • Every person will be advised to perform asanas based on their current health, age and their present capacity to perform asanas.

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a continuous feeling of sadness, low self-esteem, loss of interest in daily activities for a longer period of time. It affects your ability to think, sense, behave and creates a feeling of being miserable and hopeless. Sometimes people with depression may have suicidal tendencies. Depression can affect a person's personal life, and general health to a large extent.

Depression is a serious medical condition which can be very dangerous if not treated on time, but you don’t need to worry much as people who seek treatment for the depression observes significant improvements and lead a normal life.

The exact causes of depression are not known but there are a number of factors that could be responsible for depression such as:

  1. Genetics - People with any blood relatives with depression are more likely to develop this condition.
  2. Biological changes in the brain.
  3. Environmental factors
  4. Biological changes in neurotransmitter level
  5. Childhood trauma
  6. Psychosocial Factors - The combination of social factors and individual thoughts are responsible for depression.
  7. Hormones - Imbalance of hormones can lead to depression in some individuals.
  8. Brain Structure - People with less active frontal lobe have been linked with depression.
  9. Certain Medical Conditions - People with certain medical conditions such as insomnia, chronic pain, ADHD, etc are at higher risk of depression.
  10. Drug Use - Excessive alcohol consumption and drug use could lead to depression.

Some risk factors associated with depression  are:

  1. Low self-esteem
  2. Being more self- critical
  3. History of mental illness
  4. A stressful event such as the death of a close person or relative, divorce, financial problems.
  5. Being gay, transgender, lesbian.
  6. Certain medications (medicines for high blood pressure, sleeping pills, etc.)
  7. Head injury

People with depression shows many signs and symptoms which can be identified easily such as:

  1. Loss of interest in daily activities
  2. Depressed mood
  3. Fatigue or weakness
  4. Feeling of loneliness, hopelessness, sadness, frustration, anxiety, and anger on small matters.
  5. Irregular sleep patterns (loss of sleep or sleeping too much)
  6. Loss of sexual desires and reduced sex drive
  7. Suicidal thoughts
  8. Slow movements,  impaired speech, late response during conversations.
  9. A feeling of being unimportant
  10. Lack of concentration and decision making
  11. Sudden Weight loss or weight gain, loss of appetite or increased hunger.