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Unhappiness, feeling losing, having a loss of concern or enjoyment in everyday activities - these are symptoms well-known to all of us. But, if they continue and influence our lives significantly, it may be depression. 

Omkar Yoga Therapy for Depression and Anxiety is the most healing in case of depression, stress, and anxiety and keeps the mind calm and body in shape. 


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.6 % of people above 12 have depression every two weeks. This is considerable and shows the extent of the issue. 


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the most widespread illness internationally and the leading reason for disability. They approximate that 350 million people are affected by depression globally.


The feeling of sorrow resulting from the death of someone close is not itself depression if it does not persist. Depression can, however, be related to grief - when depression follows a loss, psychologists call it a complex bereavement. 

Depression is a bad feel or mental confusion characterized by persistently low mood and a feeling of sadness and loss of interest. 


It is a constant hitch, not a passing one, lasting on average six to eight months. Depression is different from the fluctuations in feel that the community experience as a part of regular life. 

Short-term emotional responses to the challenges of each day life do not constitute depression.


The Most Common Facts on Depression:


1. It is more common among women than men.
2. Symptoms like lack of joy and reduced interest in things
3. Life events.
4. The causes of depression are likely to be a composite blend of hereditary, natural, ecological, and psychosocial factors.

Symptoms of Depression Can Include:


1. Depressed mood as in reduced interest or pleasure in activities previously 
2. Enjoyed, loss of sexual desire
3. Weight loss or low appetite
4. Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping)
5. Psychomotor agitation like restlessness, pacing up and down
6. Delayed psychomotor skills as in slowed movement and speech
7. Fatigue, loss of energy
8. Feelings of unimportance or guiltiness
9. Impaired capacity to imagine, focus or make decisions
10. Recurrent thoughts of bereavement or suicide, or go at suicide


Yoga Therapy for Depression:


Depression is a treatable mental illness. There are three components to the management of depression:

1. Support: ranging from discussing practical solutions and contributing stresses to educating family members

2. Psychotherapy: also known as talking therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

3. Drug Treatment: specifically antidepressants


Yoga to Cure Depression:


1. Psychotherapy


Psychological or talking therapies for depression include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy, and problem-solving treatment. In mild cases of depression, psychotherapies are the first option for treatment; in moderate and severe cases, they may be used alongside other treatments.


2. Antidepressant medications


Antidepressants are drugs available on prescription from a doctor. Drugs come into use for moderate to severe depression but are not recommended for children and prescribed only with caution for adolescents.


3. Exercise and other therapies


Aerobic exercise may help against mild depression since it raises endorphin levels and stimulates neither neurotransmitter nor epinephrine related to mood. Brain stimulation therapies - including electroconvulsive therapy - are also used in depression. 

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation sends magnetic pulses to the brain and may be useful in major depressive disorder.


4. Electroconvulsive therapy


Severe cases of depression that have not responded to drug treatment may benefit from electroconvulsive therapy (ECT); this is particularly effective for psychotic depression.


5. Yoga therapy treatment for depression


It may be noted from above that an initial diagnosis of the disease is required from a Physician. He gives the treatment and the period of the disease. Various other tests and medicines are compulsory for taking a call before opting for yoga for depression and anxiety.


Breathing practices do help a lot in depression, stress, and anxiety. It is the most affordable and any time treatment method that you can practice. Some studies show that yoga may have an antidepressant effect and could help decrease symptoms of depression. 

This may be because yoga can lower cortisol levels, a stress hormone that influences serotonin levels, the neurotransmitter often associated with depression.


After-Effects of Depression:


Depression is a common mental disorder. Depression can result in grave complication suicide which is mostly seen in the age of 15 and 35


Depressed mood, low self-esteem, and loss of interest in daily activities in job and family. Prolonged very low mood, mostly as reported by the patient or as observed by others. 


Diminished interest or inability to enjoy activities most of the days reported by the patient or observed by others. Diminished ability to concentrate, poor memory, withdrawal from social situations & activities, reduced interest in sex.


The real cause is not known, but the same may be due to the family generations. Trauma, loss of near and dear ones, medical illness, or stressful situations may trigger depressions.


Management Medication, Exercise, Diet:

Depressions affect the state of health may be due to overeating or excess eating leading to obesity. Do not withdraw from life. Socializing can improve your mood. 


Keeping in touch with friends and family means helping to share the feelings by talking to them. Some people avoid talking to certain types of people. 


Create confidence in them. Avoid smoking and taking Alcohol. Their sleeping pattern gets disturbed late, sleeping not having routine food. Normal leafy vegetables in the food supported by fruits and milk will increase the immunity power and come out from the depression stage.


How Can You Use Omkar Yoga Therapy to Reduce Depression?


Continuous chanting of OMKAR and emphasizing by way of difference will activate the neuron, which has become non-workable. Due to the depressed stage and other related factors. This will soothe the mind, and one would definitely reduce depression. 


Further, supportive Kriyas, Surya Namaskar, Yoga Asanas, Meditation, Acupressure, and Hasta mudra will help the patient to come out of the disease. The medicines, if taken, can be reduced over a period of time. 

Omkar Chanting for 20-25 days, depending upon the gravity of the disease, will accelerate the nerves and activate the patient, improving and going on to a normal happy life.


Be more socially active anxiety disorders, Alcohol, and other substance abuse or dependence and medical conditions.


Benefits Through Omkar Yoga for Depression and Anxiety:


(i) Yoga poses like Paschimottanasana, Bal asana, Surya Namaskar do wonders in depression, and it is a proven fact too.        


(ii) Omkar Yoga treatment for depression and anxiety is the most healing in case of depression, stress, anxiety, and rhythmic respiration reduces the Carbon dioxide level in the lungs and throat.


(iii) It activates endorphins, a depression relieving hormone. It helps in keeping the mind calm and the body in shape.


(iv) Yoga supported with Pranayama is having very good healing effects among the regular yoga practitioners.


(v) There is a specific way of chanting “OM” that focuses on rhythmic breathing. Omkar yoga practitioners at Omkar Yoga institute have fewer symptoms of depression and lower levels of cortisol. They also had lower levels of ACTH, a hormone responsible for stimulating the release of cortisol. 


Other studies have had similar results, showing an association between practicing yoga and decreased symptoms of depression. Based on these results, yoga may help fight depression, alone or in combination with traditional treatment methods.


(vi) Omkar yoga therapy treatment for depression cures depression through the practice of Meditation, Kriyas, Omkar Chanting, Asanas, Pranayama, Hasta Mudra, and Acupressure. 


If required, promote healthy eating habits: We are all aware that most illnesses are due to our eating habits. The energy that one receives after practicing Omkar Yoga activates and stimulates the brain positively. 


This helps you to choose good-bad, and it has been observed that people with healthy eating habits are less prone to illnesses like depression. It keeps your weight in control.


(vii) Can Increase Strength: The most prominent benefit of Omkar Yoga for depression and anxiety is increasing the strength of mind and body. A healthy mind and body is none less than a boon.


(viii) Food intake: Healthy eating habits like alkaline foods, green vegetables, salads, and sprouts, taking food at the right time, and sleeping at the right time will reduce the severity of the pain, and the disease will vanish very fast. 


CARE should be taken; one should be away from smoking, Alcohol, and non-vegetarian food. Spicy food to be avoided as far as possible


Finding the time to practice just a few minutes of Omkar Yoga every day may be enough to make a noticeable difference when it comes to your knee health. Get the best yoga treatment for depression and anxiety today.


Kindly visit the website and email your problems and requirements at menon@omkaryoga.co.in or menonbs8650@gmail.com


We Wish You A Healthy Body and A Happy Mind! Some therapies make you wonder when practiced ritually. 


Success Stories


She was a patient of abdominal CANCER in the early 2016 . After some external treatments she joined YOGA class in 2017. She performs all types of YOGA and she has stated that she is able to have better digestive system and able to move around everywhere .All normal activities are carried out by her .

Mrs Jayaben Patel patient - age 60 years


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