World Yoga Day 2020: Five Yoga Poses To Fight Depression


When we talk about anxiety and stress, yoga really can be magical. Yoga has always been considered as the oldest defined practice of self-development and to cope up with stress and anxiety. Anxiety can be of two types one can last for just a few moments when you experience a high level of stress, or it can be chronic and constant in your life. In this, you start losing your focus and in days and ages, it is really easy to feel anxious and stressed out. So shouldn’t there also be an easy way for fighting it? That’s where the magic of yoga comes.

sohan-singh-yogaThe brain is a magnificent organ that is capable of doing the amazing. The highest priority would be to maintain its peace and well-being. The brain is degenerated by several causes, causing mental disorders to set in. According to Sohan Singh, founder of Sohan Yoga International, to stop this, improve, and preserve the capacities of your brain one should start doing yoga.

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“Yoga is one of the best ways to lighten your mind and keep depression at the side. Yoga poses help in increasing blood circulation to the brain and enables the production of the mood-elevating hormones,” the yoga expert said.

Sohan emphasized that the best part of Yoga is there are no side effects, which make it a better option as compared to other medications for depression.

Below are some yoga poses suggested by Sohan Singh that helps fight depression.

Try them for at least 12 weeks to notice remarkable changes.

1. Balasana (Child Pose)

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Balasana helps a person to calm their brain and helps to fight stress and anxiety. It gently stretches your lower back and hips, helping your body to relax. Peace and calm prevail over your entire being, helping you deal with your depression in a positive way.

2. Sethu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

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It helps in strengthening the back muscles and relieves a tired back. It helps you relax and works magically for people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression. It opens up your heart, making you feel light and at ease.

3. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog Pose)

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Urdhva Mukha Svanasana can help in curing mild fatigue and depression. It has an overall effect on your body, and all the stress trapped in your back will vanish. It strengthens and awakens your upper body.

4. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)

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It helps the fresh blood to flow into your body. It helps in stretching the neck and cervical spine, releasing the stress in them, thereby reducing anxiety and calming your being. It strengthens your abdominal muscles and improves digestion.

5. Halasana (Plow Pose)

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Halasana helps you to reduces the strain on your back and enhances your posture. It helps in calming your brain, gives it a good stretch to your body, and reduces stress. It keeps headaches and insomnia aside.

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