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Depression can be due to chemical factors. Whenever one is happy, this is usually caused by an abundant amount of endorphins in their body. A person who is depressed may have a low endorphin level. Yoga can help reduce depression by providing the body with more endorphins. Once the endorphin level of the body is increased, the negative thoughts and unhappy disposition will be lessened as well.
A lot of people have the false notion that yoga is just all about stretching and performing strange poses. These poses can actually place a strain on the different glands and organs of the body, helping them increase the production of chemicals that can make a person feel better. The positions that are recommended for those who want to treat depression are the shoulder stand, sun salutations and relaxation position. Yoga experts believe that the sun salutation stretches the body and the organs, thus increasing the amount of oxygen received by the entire body. If a person receives an adequate amount of oxygen, their muscles will become stronger. With the right amount of oxygen, the individual performing yoga will feel more awake and alive.
Meditation is a large part of yoga. While it may seem like the person is simply sitting down or dozing off, this is an exercise that should not be underestimated. Many yoga experts believe that meditation can be used as an efficient therapy for depression. When a person is performing yoga, they are able to de-stress and remove all the negative thoughts and ideas that have been plaguing their minds. Meditation can also help a person focus on the present. By performing meditation religiously, one can reach enlightenment. Most people who commit suicide do so because of their fear of the past and the future. Meditation can assist a person erase these fears, and can help an individual appreciate the things that are happening right now.