Depression & Yoga Introduction (for Yoga Teachers)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the condition of depression, describing its qualities plus general considerations from a yogic perspective.


Gain a foundational understanding of the characteristics of depression and considerations from a yogic perspective.


Provide the primary differentiator between sadness and depression, and explain how depression is chemically different from anger and anxiety. Define clinical depression and describe potential symptoms of depression. Explain considerations from a yogic perspective and name four tools you might consider for responding to depression.

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