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By Rishikul Yogshala

July 15, 2024

Crying for no reason? Are you not able to tell what’s wrong with you, if you are depressed or just naturally sad? It is alright if you don’t know how you feel about your emotions, but if you are looking for the question of “Is there a way to move out of it?”, then guess what? Hell, yeah there is! This blog will help you with the steps of how to get rid of depression with Yoga.

Analyze Perception to Baptize Depression

Do you cover yourself with a sheet of ignorance, and neglect the idea or the possibility of depression, just because a stigma is attached to it? Is depression too strong a word for you and the society to accept and digest? Is it because of the compulsive happy faces popping up on your Instagram that raises the questions of restlessness? Are ‘they’ faking it on social media or ‘you’ are? What’s the truth behind your smile? Still pretending to be accepted in the society who believes strongly that- happy people are the prettiest?

Well, life is a combination of both dark and light phases, and you are beautiful in all your eclipses.It can never be at the same level for any growing soul, but when you have the option of diminishing the struggles, worries from your life with the introduction of Yoga, then why not, right?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Report:

  • Depression is a common mental disorder, and more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression on a global scale.
  • More women are victimized by depression than men.

With Yoga, you feel connected with yourself and wholesome as it holds the finest properties to get rid of anxiety, stress, uneasiness, and insomniac disabilities. Choose Yoga for depression, by not infusing procrastinating suggestions! Here are five yoga poses you must give a try to bring back that lost charm and zeal back in your life.

5 Yoga Poses to curb Depression:


1. Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Add acceptance into your life! Wash away the tensions, and only prevail peace over your entire being.


  • Kneel and sit on your heels.
  • Toes should be touching each other.
  • Spread the width to create a slight gap between your knees.
  • Bend your torso forward and reach out with your arms.
  • Touch the ground with your head and open palms as you place your arms in front of you.

Contradictions- Avoid doing it in situations of
ankle-injury, knee injury, a stomach infection, pregnancy.

2. Urdha Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog Pose)


Make way for awareness! With the open-heart yoga techniques, you can nurture the dimmed-shine to capture the light within you.


  • Lay on your mat, facing the ground.
  • Your toes should have a hand-gap between them and should touch the surface.
  • Keep your palms close to your ribs at shoulder width distance.
  • Now, lift your body up by arching your back.
  • Throw your head towards the spine by creating a C-shaped long stretch.

Contradictions- Avoid if you are suffering from cases of carpal tunnel syndrome and back injuries.

3. Halasana (Plow Pose)


Strengthen and awaken yourself! Encourage mental-wellness with this pose by reducing the strain, headache, and insomnia.


  • Rest your body flat on your back.
  • Keep each of your arms next to the respective legs, as palms face the ground.
  • Now, lift your legs up, together at an angle of 90 degrees using your core strength.
  • From there, you can place your hands over your hips to further give a deep push to your legs.
  • Let your legs move forward and towards your head.
  • Keep your legs straight and place them softly on the ground, by balancing with your toes.
  • Move your palms to the original position to balance.
  • Hold and cherish the adrenaline rush for a period of small segments.

Contradictions- Avoid if you have back problems or slipped-disc.

4. Urdha Dhanurasana (Upward Facing Bow Pose)


Lighten up your mood by improving your blood circulation! Stimulate the nervous system by opening the blockages.


(You have the choice to use blocks against the wall)

  • Lie down on your back.
  • Legs and arms should be shoulder-width apart.
  • Now, invert your hands so that you can lift your body up from the ground.
  • While lifting, you can either use the blocks to reduce the back-arch curve or just do it on the ground if you are flexible enough.
  • Make a bridge, as you keep your legs perpendicular to the ground, and only abdominal part reaching out to the sky.
  • Do not place your hands away from your body; they should be under your shoulders.

Contradictions- Avoid in case of back injuries, diarrhea, and heart problems.

5. Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)


Rejuvenate in blissful energy by increasing your inner-power! Put your irritation, mood-swings, and depressing thoughts in the dumpster, with the help of this asana.


  • Get down on the ground, on your back.
  • Lift your legs up vertically, and place your hands firmly on your back.
  • Now push your back up from the surface, to align it straight with the legs by using the grip of your hands.
  • Use your shoulder strength to balance your body and mind.

Contradictions – Avoid during menstruation, headaches, pregnancy, and high blood pressure.

Zen the mental fluctuations in your mind by doing Yoga to make it a smooth rollercoaster ride rather than a terrifying one. Enjoy all the rides under the blessed hands of Yoga! Join our yoga teacher training in India.

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