Summary: The blog helps you understand how Yoga plays a crucial role in beating stress, anxiety, and depression.
Depression is among the most common evils that disturb the modern human race time and again. One out of every three North Americans and no less than 40% of the global population experiences some kind of mental and emotional strain every day. While the statistics keep on coming and disappearing, little efforts are made by the people and government to cope up with the situation. One of the major reasons for the expansion of stress and anxiety among a wide range of population is ignorance. We do not include nervousness in diseases. Many of us do not realize its havoc until it reaches its peak. The ancient science of wellness, Yoga has come up with a solution that works on the source of these problems and eliminates the stress-generating agents.
Yoga and Stress Management
According to Yoga, a person has two different stages in life- relaxed and tensed. Yogic school of wellness believes that being anxious is a state of disturbance in the natural condition of the body and mind that may arise due to various reasons such as poor living style, untimely eating habit, work pressure, inadequate sleeping, etc. Yoga brings harmony to the core of the body and advocates various philosophies that have proven effective in thrashing mental diseases. Let us understand how Yoga helps in dealing with stress and nervousness:
- Yoga sponsors peace: Peace and anxiety are two different sides of the same coin. One exists and other disappears. Yoga is a spiritual art that advocates mental and emotional serenity. Attaining all-round tranquility is the ultimate goal of Yoga. No agitation emerges in the mind when you live under the shadow of Yoga. Yoga asanas keep any kind of turbulence appearing in the mind at bay. Some of the best Yoga asanas for ultimate peace are Balasana, Vajrasana, Baddha Konasana, etc.
- Yoga energizes the body: Yoga is the source of immense energy. Looseness in the body comes with the lack of physical energy that can be attained by practicing Yoga poses. While working in the office, many times we feel decelerated. There are various Chair Yoga poses that offer instant energy. Additionally, a regular practice of Yoga fills the body, mind, and soul with enormous fire. Yoga poses like Ardha Matsyendrasana, Dhanurasana, Ardha Chandrasana, etc., are some of the best Yoga exercises to keep the body energized forever.
- Yoga promotes confidence: Dearth of confidence is a major ground for being nervous. At every walk of the life, one needs the ability to be self-reliant, which is what Yoga instills. From physical Yoga poses to spiritual teachings, Yoga is all about belief in the Self. The intensive Yoga asanas teach one not to be stressful in severe situations and face them with courage. Yoga exposes the potential of a human and metamorphoses it into firmness and boldness that restrict a person from falling prey to worrisome situations.
- Yoga betters the body postures: The wide-ranging domain of Yoga is scattered to the advancement of one’s body posture. Yoga is a highly sophisticated discipline and it demands ultra perfection in every aspect of the life. Yoga improves the alignment of the body which helps one face somebody in a perfect manner without the fear of getting demeaned. In this world of gloat and glory, it is very important to have a fine personality, for the lack of it might bring unhappiness to your life. To enhance your stance and make sure you remain bold in public, it is advised to practice asanas such as Bhujangasana, Trikonasana, Tadasana, Chakrasana, etc.
Role of Meditation and Pranayama in conquering depression
One cannot leave Pranayama and Meditation untouched while talking about Yoga’s role in stress management. Alongside the Yoga poses, these two ‘brainchildren’ of Yoga father a huge amount of anti-stress factors. The biggest task that Meditation and Pranayama do is furnish the mind with immense calmness and relaxation. While Meditation is all about mental peace and awareness, Pranayama makes sure the mind receives enough oxygen to work at its best. An assortment of these two mind-pacifying practices in the morning and late evening helps one control all kinds of tensions and nervousness in the life. They teach us not to lose hope during the scarcest of circumstances.
Drawing an inference, we can say that Yoga plays a vital part in creating a smoother path for people to walk on without the barriers of worry and anxiety. If you lack the confidence to fight with the difficulties arriving in front of you, embracing the beauty of Yoga is the best thing to do. It is advised to start enjoying the yogic life by including Yoga exercises in your daily routine. The holistic science will definitely help you come out of uneasiness like the way it has been doing since eternity.
Author Bio : Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides Yoga Teacher Training in India. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.