Someone I care about has been sad lately. I want to help him. And anyone else who could benefit from this post.
So I did some research on yoga poses to help with sadness and mild depression.
In yoga teacher training on Thursday night we focused on forward bends. Forward bends bring your energetic level to calm and take your attention inward. The mind is quieted while in forward bends.
There are some forward bends in my Curbing Sadness practice.
And, of note, you don’t have to sad to do this practice.
Yoga poses have contraindications. So if you have health issues, please inquire before practicing.
And remember if something hurts or just feels wrong, don’t do it. Sensation is different than pain.
I did this practice myself. And I have to say it was very calming and relaxing. I felt well-rested after practicing.
From doing a little research, here is a practice I have written up to curb sadness/mild depression, which can be done by beginners (and all levels):