Cure For Depression
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Steps to be followed:
- PADMA ASANA
- SHEETHALEE KUMBHAKA
1. PADMA ASANA
GHERANDA SAMHITA,UPADESHA 2,VERSE 8 (More)
Vaamoroopari Dakshinam Hi Charanam Samsthaapya Vaamam Tathaa
Dakshoroopari Pashchimena Vidhinaa Krutvaa Karaabhyaam Drudham |
Angushtau Hrudaye Nidhaaya Chibukam Naasaagram Aalokayet
Etat-Vyaadhi-vinaashanakaram Padmaasanam Prochyate || 2.8 ||
- Place the right foot on the left thigh and similarly the left one on the right
- Cross the hands behind the back and firmly catch hold of the great toes of the feet so crossed
- Place the chin on the chest and fix the gaze on the tip of the nose (this posture is called the Padmaasana (or lotus posture). This posture destroys all diseases)
- Settle in this posture for 30 seconds
IN PADMA ASANA, NEXT-
2. SHEETHALEE KUMBHAKA
GHERANDA SAMHITA, UPADESHA 5,VERSES 73-74 (More)
Jihvayaa Vaayum Aakrushya Udare Poorayet Shanaihi |
Kshanam Cha Kumbhakam Krutvaa Naasaabhyaam Rechayet Punaha || 5.73 ||
Sarvadaa Saadhayet Yogee Sheethalee-kumbhakam Shubham |
Ajeernam Kapha-Pittam Cha Naiva Tasya Prajaayathe || 5.74 ||
Draw in the air through the mouth (with lips contracted and tongue thrown out), and fill the stomach slowly. Retain it there for a short time. Then exhale through both the nostrils. Let the Yogi always practice this Sheethali Khumbhaka, giver of bliss; by so doing, he will be free from digestion, phlegm and bilious disorders.
- Continue to sit in Padmaasana.
- Close the eyes and relax the whole body
- Extend the tongue outside the mouth and roll the sides of the tongue up so that it forms a tube
- Inhale slowly through the tongue
- At the end of inhalation, roll the tongue in, close the mouth
- Retain it there for a short time
- Then exhale slowly through the nose
- Do this 21 times
IN PADMA ASANA, NEXT-
GHERANDA SAMHITA, UPADESHA 5, VERSE 75 & 77 (More)
Bhastraiva lohakaaraanaam Yathaa-kramena sambhramet |
Tathaa vaayum cha naasaabhyaam Ubhaabhyaam Chaalayet shanaihi || 5.75 ||
vam Vimshati-vaaram Cha Krutvaa Kuryaachcha Kumbhakam |
adante Chaalayet Vaayum Poorvoktam Cha Yathaavidhi || 5.76 ||
Trivaaram Saadhayet Enam Bhastrikaa-Kumbhakam Sudheehi |
Na Cha Rogo Na Cha Kleshaha Aarogyam Cha Dine Dine || 5.77 ||
As the bellows of the ironsmith constantly dilate and contract, similarly let him slowly draw in the air by both the nostrils and expand the stomach; then throw it out quickly(the wind making sound like bellows) (5.75). Having thus inspired and expired quickly twenty times, let him perform Kumbhaka; then let him expel it by the previous method. Let the wise one perform this Bhastrika(Bellows-like) Kumbhaka thrice; he will never suffer any disease and will be always healthy (5.76 and 5.77).
- Continue to sit in Padmaasana
- Inhale slowly expanding the stomach
- Exhale slowly
- Do this 21 times
- After 21 times, Now inhale slowly
- Hold the breath as long as you can
- When you feel you cant hold quickly expel the air with the sound of bellows. At this moment the stomach should contract to touch the back
(This is one Bhastrikaa)
- Do this complete sequence three times
END OF KRIYA
Depression or Clinical depression is characterized by an all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem, and by loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities.
Clinical depression is a disabling condition that adversely affects a person's family, work or school life, sleeping and eating habits, and general health. In the United States, around 3.4% of people with major depression commit suicide, and up to 60% of people who commit suicide had depression or another mood disorder.
Depressed individuals have shorter life expectancies than those without depression, in part because of greater susceptibility to medical illnesses and suicide.
Major depression significantly affects a person's family and personal relationships, work or school life, sleeping and eating habits, and general health.
Depressed people may be preoccupied with, or ruminate over, thoughts and feelings of worthlessness, inappropriate guilt or regret, helplessness, hopelessness, and self-hatred. In severe cases, depressed people may have symptoms of psychosis.
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