Yoga Asanas to fight negative emotions and depression. Watch video.

29 Jul, 2021

As we are shifting rapidly towards a monotonous life, depression has become a regular visitor in it. At some time, we all have felt less energized, tired and low. These feelings often attract negative energy that might impact the normalcy of our daily life. At several times, the negative energy makes us question our purpose in life, what are we doing and who are we. It is completely normal to feel extremely happy at one moment and extremely sad at the next. Although, the concern arises when these fluctuations in our mood continue for a considerable time and thereby affects our daily life. An individual with depression or negative thoughts most of the time separates himself/herself from their family members, friends and other people who matter. One of the significant symptoms of depression is disturbed sleep patterns. Changed eating habits or loss of appetite and uncontrollable mood fluctuations. While medical help is a necessity for such situations, studies have proved that there are even natural ways to fight negative energies. Some yoga asanas can help in developing positive energy by removal of negative energy.

Here are five simple yoga asanas that you can try from the comfort of your home to remove negative energies.

1.Parvatasana or the Mountain pose

Steps: Come onto your fours and form an inverted V-shape. Tuck your toes in and lift your heels. Your head must be positioned between your hands. Exhale and hold your posture. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat it in 3 sets. 

Benefits: Muscles in the shoulders, arms, and legs are strengthened.

Flexibility in the spine, hamstrings, and calves is improved.

Balances the neurological system and tones the spinal nerves.

Improves the flow of blood to the brain.

2.Savitrisana or Kneeling Backbend

Steps: Sit on your calf muscles. Slowly get up and stretch both the hands outward and slowly lift them upwards. The posture is to be held for 30 seconds after inhaling. Repeat in 3 sets.

Benefits: Stress, anxiety, and negative energies are relieved.

It helps you think more clearly.

Increases breathing capacity

3.Veerabhadrasana or Warrior Pose

Steps: Stand straight with your legs wide apart. Bend your right knee. Slowly lift both your arms sideways. Repeat the posture on the other side and hold for 30 seconds on both sides. 

Benefits: Energizes the entire body.

Helps in improving focus.

Removes negative energy.

4.Pandangusthasana or Big Toe Pose

Steps: Sit with both your legs stretched out straight. Slowly inhale and exhale. Bring your legs backwards and inhale deeply. Then grab the big toes. Slowly lift both your legs upwards. The back must be kept straight while forming this posture. Hold the pose for 30 seconds and repeat in 3 sets.

Benefits: Calm the brain and helps release stress, anxiety and negative thoughts.

Helps relieve stress and insomnia.

5.Padmasana Variation or Lotus Pose Variation

Steps: Bend the right knee and place it on the left thigh and vice versa. Keep your knees up without contacting the floor. Place your hands on the knees and keep breathing. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat in 3 sets.

Benefits: It helps in strengthening the muscles

Helps in calming the mind and eliminate negative thoughts.

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