Yoga As An Alternative Treatment For Depression

If you’re wondering on what exactly are the benefits of yoga, here are a couple of reasons that may help you make up your mind.

yoga as alternative for depression


  • Yoga is very affordable. Compared to other treatments for depression, yoga is a lot cheaper. The only thing a person has to pay for is a membership to yoga classes.
  • Yoga doesn’t have any side effects at all. Unlike other forms of treatment for depression that can cause harmful adverse effects, yoga is a completely safe exercise that one can practice. There are some antidepressants that can cause panic attacks, extra pyramidal effects, and the further worsening of the condition. One doesn’t have to worry about these effects while performing yoga because it is an all-natural treatment that can help alleviate depression and prevent the occurrence of suicide.
  • There are numerous of studies that can back up the efficiency of yoga when it comes to treating depression. According to a research conducted by the students of the Deaken University in Melbourne, Australia, performing yoga can greatly help prevent the development and recurrence of depression. The research has also shown that those who are performing yoga tend to have lesser suicidal thoughts.

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  1. (Psalm 145:5) Could you believe, focusing on scripture while doing Yoga kept me out of jail & the Psych ward. I wanted to KiK Da CraP out of a couple of Cops for compromising my Coolness. Deep meditation and slow breathing got me through this. Now I’m Celebrating Self Control (Isaiah 57:14-19)…GiG

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