Yoga’s regulating and energizing properties can help alleviate many of the symptoms of mild depression. The following postures activate and move prana in the body, open the heart center, stimulate and nervous system and balance the body-mind-spirit.
A slow, gentle practice is recommended; do not overexert yourself or you may end up more tired than you began. Practice as often as possible; daily is most beneficial.
Yoga is contraindicated with severe depression or other serious mental disorders. A yoga practice should be used to supplement conventional therapy, not replace it.
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