Depression is a serious problem. You can be feeling great one minute and miserable the next. While there are medications out there that can help, these only serve to mask the problem and not cure it. The best way to fight depression is by beating it naturally from within. One way to do this is by practicing Yoga and meditation.
The following poses will help you battle depression and rid it from your daily life.
This is also known as the lotus pose. This acts as a great depression buster. For this pose, you have to sit down on yoga mat in comfortable cross-legged position. Spread your legs straight out in front of you. Bend your right knee, lift it up with your right hand and place it on the outer side of your left thigh. Bend your left knee, lift it up with your left hand and place it on the outer side of your right thigh. This is known as Padmasana. Place your hands on your knees, palms facing downwards. This hand mudra is known as drone mudra. Sit in this pose for as much time as you can, close your eyes and relax.
This asana is also known as the fish pose. Lie down on the floor on your back, hands placed besides the body. Now take a deep breath and try to lift up your body from your chest off the floor, tilt your head in such a way that the crown of your head rests on the ground. Slightly lift up your buttocks upwards and slowly slide your hands below your buttocks. Rest your buttocks on your hands. Keeping eyes closed; remain steady and relax. A perfect pose of yoga to fight depression.
This is also known as the corpse pose. This is the best relaxation pose which suits everyone. Here you have to lie down on the floor on your back. Let your body loose. Spread out your legs straight, letting them loose and away from the body in a comfortable position. Your hands have to be in the same position like your legs spread apart from your body with your palms facing upwards. Relax your head but in a comfortable position. Relax your mind, body & soul. This pose is the best to combat depression.
When things get tough during the day and you start feeling signs of depression and anxiety, find your core strength and bring your body back into balance with these simple poses.