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Yoga for Depression

Depression is a very real issue that affects many people. In this practice, you will learn to reconnect with your true nature and physical body, to help you feel your way through stuck emotions. Move your body through your feelings and laugh your way through this flow.

Begin on your back and find a new mantra to work with that will rewire your brain to a higher frequency, then congratulate yourself for getting on your mat! Move through Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) and continuously work with your mantra as you breathe, flow, and let go. Cycle through empowering Warrior (Virabhadrasana) poses and an invigorating standing sequence before settling into Half Pigeon Pose (Ardha Kapotasana) for deep hip opening release. Class ends with a seated meditation to choose happiness and honor yourself before settling into Savasana.

For this class, a blanket and 1-2 blocks are optional for additional support.

If you are struggling with depression and are in need extra support, please know you are not alone and there is help available in many forms. Besides the options below, you can contact us if you are ever in need of additional mental health resources, and you can reach out and share in the Yoga Girl® Community group on Facebook or on our site Community Sharing Board anytime.

SAMHSA treatment locator provides referrals to low cost/sliding scale mental health care, substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment.

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects callers to trained crisis counselors 24/7. They also provide a chat function on their website. Phone: 1-800-273-8255.

You are so so loved.