6 Ayurveda Tools to Reduce Stress, Depression and Anxiety

By
Dr. Jim Brooks

In spite of the many advances in the field of mental health, it is estimated that about 1/3 of our population is suffering from some form of diagnosable mental illness at any given time.  The cost of mental health care in the U.S. alone is approximately 1 trillion dollars annually.

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One Small Step at a Time: Patricia Walden on Yoga for Depression

"Take a step, no matter how small”. This was the advice of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar to Patricia Walden some 40 years ago when she sought help to deal with recurring depression. Little by little, one small step at a time, progress can—and will—be made. Read more
Pros and Cons of Depression Treatment Options

Pros and Cons of Depression Treatment Options

Many individuals fighting depression report positive changes in mood and attitude when they introduce yoga into their weekly exercise routine. Yoga for depression and yogic breathing exercises can offer a natural approach to help combat depression, whether in conjunction with other treatments or on its own. Read more

Review: Yogic Breathing for Depression

When looking for help with depression, yogic breathing can provide a solid foundation to generally elevate mood and strengthen the mind. Breathing to Beat the Blues combats depression at its source; even for those who are not depressed, the CD provides yogic breathing exercises to both clear the mind and energize the body. Read more

Review: Amy Weintraub - Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieving Suffering

" The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren't enough. " -Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression Read more

Urban Yogis: Yoga for Peace and Compassion

The first lesson was about Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. It grasped my attention because it was talking about how they had won a war without actually taking heat into the war and fighting things. Read more