Do you find our website to be helpful?
Yes   No

Yoga helps relieve Depression

 

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 18.8 million of American adults suffer from depressive illness. Health care costs for this disease are measurably rising, yet the cost of human suffering cannot be calculated. Depression affects the sufferer and their loved ones greatly. It can devastate the depressed and the family in socio-economic areas as well as interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship areas. In other words, it can affect your marriage, family, friends, and finances.

  The signs and symptoms of the disease are:

Please get help from a clinical psychologist or alternative health practitioner if you or someone close to you has the above symptoms.

Conventional treatment uses drug therapy and most often psychotherapy. Whatever the treatment, depression can take months or years to overcome, but it CAN be done. The key to treatment is to reach and influence the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) is responsible for the “Relax and Digest” state in the body in contrast to the well-known “Fight or Flight” response of the sympathetic nervous system. Modalities such as: meditation, hypnosis, and yoga are able to access and positively affect the PNS, calming the body and allowing it to regenerate itself after stress.

Through their practice, many yoga practitioners have found multiple positive strategies to overcoming mental illness.

 

Yogis believe a healthy spine will produce a healthy body. Yoga gets the spine, the housing unit for the nerves, moving and thus positively affects both the muscular structure of the spinal area and the function of the organs through the nerves. Stretching with the breath gets much-needed oxygen into the blood. The blood transports life giving oxygen to the organs, tissues, glands and the cells helping with regeneration. More importantly, the oxygen gets into the brain tissues, where the illness of depression begins.

  Some tips on decreasing stress:

Yoga and meditation help you access the strength and power of your inner being so that you are supported in the times of need you may experience through the ups and downs of life. The light inside of me honors and salutes the lights inside of all of you, Namaste.

 

Author
True Harmony Provider The True Harmony providers collaborate to bring easy to understand education to our community

You Might Also Enjoy...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Understanding Fibroids: What You Should Know

Fibroids are growths that form inside or on the walls of the uterus. They are most common in women between the ages of 30 to 50, with an estimated 20-80% of females developing fibroids before menopause.

What is an OB-GYN and Why Do You Need One?

An OB-GYN (also known as an obstetrician-gynecologist) is a doctor that specializes in women's health. They are trained specifically in areas of health that are exclusive for women, making them the best people to visit with women's health questions.

What to Do When Your Pap Smear Comes Back Abnormal

Are you putting off getting a regular pap smear because you are afraid the test will come back abnormal? This is a common fear that many women have that prevents them from taking proactive steps for their health.

Continued Pap Smear Information

Most people have heard of a Pap Smear, but not as many know why we do them. Today we’ll answer some common questions we get on Paps, and why they are so important! This is the continued post that correlates directly with the previous Pap Smear post!