Depression & Yoga – Practices to Consider

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we provide cautions and considerations for choosing yoga practices to support students experiencing depression symptoms.


Use caution while becoming familiar with which yogic practices may support students experiencing depression symptoms, and why they may help.


Describe important cautions related to choosing practices when experiencing depression. Note breathing practices and sound techniques that may be helpful in reducing symptoms of depression. Describe a practice related to managing thoughts that is likely to be a difficult but important aspect of obtaining relief. Provide a technique associated with asana practice and some examples of asana that may help.

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