Top Yoga Poses for Depression
Yoga is a mental, spiritual and physical exercise which emerges from ancient times. The Word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit Language. It is an outcome of a word ‘Yuj’ which means yoking in a group. As yoga unites the mind, body and spirit but for this, emotion, action and intelligence must be in balance. To tell the truth, it does not belong to any specific religion, in fact, it is a practical aid. Moreover, it offers you weight loss, a strong and flexible body, peaceful mind, good health, prevents from depression. Here are Top Yoga Poses for Depression.
1. Downward facing dog pose
Firstly, lie on your stomach with your palms by the sides of your chest with well-spread fingers. Now, come onto your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your hands slightly forward of your shoulder. Come back to your hands and knees. In addition to it, turn the toes under, and exhale as you raise your buttock high in the air moving your thighs up and back. Keep your elbows straight as you lift your buttocks up and release the crown of your head. And hence, hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute and breathe deeply.
2. Seated forward bend to plough pose
Speaking about Plough pose, take a full, deep breath, inhale and lift up through your sternum and head by making your spine slightly concave. Exhale and extend your torso over your legs. Rest your head just beyond your knees and your hands on the floor. Then, come out of the forward bend curling your back and pulling your knees up and then roll backwards into a plow. Raise your hand overhead to meet your feet. Furthermore, if you feel neck strain then you can support with your hands. Go back and forth between the two poses 10 to 15 times.
3. Child’s Pose
Kneel on the floor with big toes touching and your knees wider than your hips. On the other hand, bend forward and stretch your arms and Trunk Forward. After that, rest your head on the floor or blanket.
4. Plow Pose
Support your back with your hands and lower legs over your head, place your toes on the floor behind you. Also, create some space between your face and your legs. Breathe deeply and slowly for several minutes as long as you can to come back slowly roll down vertebra at a time.
5. Warrior Pose
From Downward facing dog pivot your left heel down to the floor. Step your right foot forward between your hands, lining your front heel up with your back, in particular. Inhale and lift your arm overhead shoulder width apart palm facing each other. Exhale as you bend your front knee to 90 degrees and turn your right leg. Furthermore, inhale as you reach arms up higher and maybe back slightly for a gentle bend upper back.