TAA115 Yoga for Depression

Yoga for Depression

Depression is a stuck energy in the body that can really pull us down into a dark hole. When I was in high school and college I was terribly depressed and put on anti-depressants. This was when my drinking was at its worst.

The medication numbed me, but didn’t cure me. The only way I have found to help with this is yoga and meditation. Yoga helps move stuck energy through the body so we can process it. If we don’t find a way to move it we can go into a dark place of disconnect and defeat.

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  1. thank you for this podcats. I struggle with depression myself and I do yoga to try to counteract it as well as my anxiety probems. My problem is that even though I do yoga, I’m not allowing myself to fully connect with myself. It’s sort of like I’m doing the work of walking through the forest to reach my cabin (self) but as soon as I get there I get scared and turn around. I cannot seem to get over thinking that there is something fundamentally dark inside of my deepest self and I’m scared that as soon as I open myself up to me this dark energy it is going to take over my being in an uncontrollable way. Do you have any tips of how to get over that thought and be brave enough to truly look and experience yourself? Otherwise doing yoga for me is a helpful way to shut up my critical voices for the time I’m doing it but it doesn’t really help me to connect with myself on a deeper level and, thus, truly shifting my depression.

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      Hi Lisa,
      So to open up you must feel safe with yourself first. Can you find small things you love about yourself and focus on those everyday and bless them? It’s little things. The book outlines a whole program that can help you and will run you about $15. Well worth the investment.
      Once you create safety inside, you need to allow yourself to go into your darkness. We all have it. It’s not good or bad, it just is. If you can observe it without judging it, it’ll pass.
      Good luck love.

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