Month: April, 2012

5 Simple Tips to Learn to Control Your Depression Symptoms Naturally

After a 2-hour, yoga-based workshop designed to help control depression symptoms, participants felt physically exhausted, but emotionally and mentally uplifted.

As symptoms of depression are accompanied by signs of physical and mental stagnation, the most important thing is to get moving – just the opposite of what one may want to do when when dealing with depression symptoms. To counteract the feelings of helplessness, despair or loss, externally often expressed by rolling the shoulders and spine forward, I’ll list 5 tips which can help you get a more positive perspective. Energy follows thought! By changing your posture and breathing more consciously, you can change the way you think and feel. Sometimes, you may have to fake it till you make it, but, as soon as you feel better, you can turn your dreams into reality once more!

 

Here are 5 simple tips:

1. Be aware of your posture.
2. Sit and stand with your spine elongated – make yourself occupy as much space as possible.
3. Get moving: get out of the house and walk in the sun, ride a bike, do yard work, etc.
4. Take deep breaths and fill your lungs completely. This is another reason for sitting and standing with an elongated spine. You can breathe and take in life more fully.  This is essential to living fully!
5. Open your heart by lifting the breastbone and rolling your shoulders back and down.

When your condition is serious and you are contemplating hurting yourself or someone else, don’t hesitate to get psychiatric help immediately.