Coping With Depression


Your body can evolve with time, but it’s your mind that needs the convincing

Everyone around you will try to convince you that things will get better with time and you will wait for it to happen. Some days you can feel that the sun is radiating happiness through the body, and then other days you feel nothing and everything all at once. Having depression is not easy nor there’s a quick fix for it. Depression is not a temporary feeling staying with you for a few hours out of your day. Depression is staying awake on the brink of tears because you dropped your glass of water. And then not having the urge to clean up the mess, rather you feel like falling on the floor and cry.

Sometimes the worst place you can be is in your own mind. When depression hits, it will leave you feeling tired and weak every day. When you are tired, your body and mind just can’t function as they should. When you take care of your body properly, treating it like a machine and keeping it in good working order, your mental condition will improve. Relaxation techniques can help you to get rid of stress. One of the most successful and proven methods is taking yoga therapy for depression.

Yoga and depression

Depression is getting from one extreme to another, you’re either so high with happiness or so down that you doubt the world will have colours again. Depression and panic attacks can hit you at your work, inside your car, at a party, shopping centre, or even with your loved ones. Some days are better, great in fact, and you start to feel like you’re finally better. You then get lost in the solitude you’ve been battling inside. You are hurt and it is time for you to admit it. You can stop pretending for once that you are fine. Let it all out. And finally, it’s time for you to start your treatment. You are scared to visit a doctor and you must be wondering what is the solution. The answer you’re looking for is Yoga and yes it is true yoga helps depression.

Natural relief anxiety 

Yoga practice will reduce the impact of your sudden response in stressful situations. Yoga functions just like other self-soothing methods such as meditation, relaxation, exercise, or even socializing with friends. Yoga helps in reducing perceived stress and anxiety, which modulate stress response systems. Studies have also shown that yoga practices help in increasing heart rate variability which is an indicator that your body could respond easily to stress.  

Stress response mechanism

Small research showed that people who have a poorly regulated response to stress are also more sensitive to pain. But the yoga practitioners had the highest pain tolerance and lowest pain-related brain activity. The study outlined the value of techniques, such as yoga, that can help any person to regulate their stress and, therefore, pain responses.

Benefits of yoga

For people who are dealing with stress, anxiety and depression, Yoga could be a very effective way to tackle it. Indeed, the scientific study of yoga clearly shows that mental and physical health are not just closely allied, but are interdependent. Ever thought that why only curled up poses are shown when you search for depression online?

Because it is proven that your body postures affect your mental health and vice versa and what other than yoga can help you achieve great body postures? Yoga is a science that is still yet to be discovered completely. The benefits, relation, and effects are on such levels that only the one who has experienced it can tell. There work no assumptions to explain the changes one goes through while practising yoga. 

You can do it!

The hardest part of overcoming your depression is taking that first step. Initial steps are always the hardest one, accepting your condition and taking the initiative to move out of the bubble with fear in the mind of what if I fail, but taking that initial step will feel like a success and you will crave for more of that success, gradually your lost confidence will come back once you start your journey with meditation to fight depression.

You can do it, go on with your life. Leave the pain to those tears you have shed earlier. Let the memories stay with you but not mourning. And Smile the real smile, without pretension and heartaches. Be okay. Be fixable. Be happy. Live. Begin again. All I can say is that you must take the required steps necessary to build yourself back up so that you can function again and be truly happy.

“For what it’s worth…

it’s never too late, or in my care too early, to be whoever you want to be.

There’s no time limit.

Start whenever you want.

You can change or stay the same.

There are no rules to this thing.

We ourselves can make the best or the worst of it

I hope you…

…see things that startle you.

…feel things that you never felt before.

I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

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