Pranayama Yoga For Anxiety And Depression
Today depression, stress and anxiety are very common diseases. A state of excessive uneasiness, worry or the fear of the unknown which needs to be treated are a state of anxiety disorder. Both depression and anxiety require medical consultation. It’s only after you see a doctor that other lines of treatment can be established. Yoga is also one of the treatment options available to treat both of them. But it should complement proper medication after consultation with a doctor or a specialist.
Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder:
1. Feeling panicky, scared and uneasiness.
2. You tend to get uncontrolled obsessive thoughts of past traumatic experiences.
3. Experiencing frequent nightmares.
4. Washing your hands repeatedly.
5. Encounter problem in sleeping.
6. You tend to get frequent palpitations.
Causes of Depression:
1. Hectic and stressful lifestyle.
2. Stressful situation such as breakup, divorce, death in the family, job problem and many more.
Symptoms of Depression:
2. Chest pain
3. Joint and muscle pain.
4. Experiencing low energy level and feeling exhausted.
5. Digestive disorder
Cure Depression, Stress and Anxiety with Pranayama and Yoga:
To stay healthy is everyone’s goal. And to achieve this goal pranayama and yoga comes handy. Breathing exercises are important for our body as they expel the waste and toxins from our body and renew our minds with fresh oxygen. Some Yoga asanas such as Halasana, Sarvangasana and Shavasana are very important in curing depression, stress and anxiety.
Some very famous yoga asanas that can help in curing anxiety are Dhanurasana, Matsyasana, Janu Shirsasana, Setubandhasana, Marjariasana, Paschimottanasana, Hastapadasana, Adhomukha Shwanasana, Shirsasana and Shavasana.
Few Pranayamas that can help in curing anxiety are:
3. Nadi Shodhan Pranayama
4. Bhramri Pranayama
Some common methods to deal with depression, stress and anxiety:
1. Positive Thinking: The positivity in yourself will make you more strong and happy from inside.
2. Don’t be alone, make friends: Don’t stay alone, socialise and stay healthy. Try to get involved in social life and make good friends.
3. Laughter is the best medicine: Always laugh a lot and smile. Laughter will keep all the diseases at bay.
4. Pray and keep the faith: Praying is the best form of support and keep you anxiety-free. A habit of daily prayer or singing devotional songs or bhajans will instil you with positive energy and also helps in soothing the mind.
5. Think about what you can do for others: When we are constantly struck with ‘me’ or ‘mine’ then stress and anxiety occurs. It’s better to start thinking and doing work for others. It will help you to be happy from inside and stay busy.
6. Accepting the impermanence of the world: We become relaxed and settle from within when we come to the terms that everything is temporary and everything will change. A feeling of ‘this too shall pass’ comes inside us which keeps us free from further anxiety.