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Reiki Lotus Healing
(202) 842-2292
between the Dupont Circle and McPherson Square
Washington, DC

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Washington Dc Dahn Center
(202) 393-2440
700 14th St NW
Washington, DC
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Yoga Instructor

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Urban Yoga & Holistic Center
(202) 329-8224
4408 First Place NE, 33
Washington, DC

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Edge Yoga
(703) 243-8866
2440 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
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Yoga Instructor

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Lawson Karen Md
(703) 465-1916
4001 9th St N
Arlington, VA
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Osteopath (DO), Psychologist, Yoga Instructor

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Yoga District
(202) 265-9642
1635 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
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Yoga Instructor

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Studio Serenity Yoga
(202) 518-9642
2469 18th St. NW
Washington, DC

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Dahn Yoga
(703) 415-9642
1235 S Clark St
Arlington, VA
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Yoga Instructor

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lululemon athletica
(703) 807-0539
2847 CLARENDON BLVD
Arlington, VA
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Yoga Instructor

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Willow Street Yoga
(301) 270-8038
6930 Carroll Ave Ste 100
Takoma Park, MD
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Yoga Instructor

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Yoga and Depression

Have you ever felt sad without any reason? Have you ever felt that you have lost it and a feeling of emptiness has gripped you? Well! If yes, then you are actually suffering from depression. But you are not the only person suffering from depression. Around 121 million people across the world suffer from it. In fact, 80% of people who are depressed also suffer from anxiety.

However, if depression persists for a long time it can be detrimental for your life as it suppresses your energy and makes you disease-prone. Depression is the most common disease in this fast-paced world and the first thing that a depressed person does is reach for anti-depressant pills. This often leads to serious side effects.

In contrary, several studies have shown that doing regular exercise or Yoga can provide instant relief from depression because the yoga postures increase the levels of the neurotransmitter GABA, which alleviates depression. This is absolutely true because a depressed person literally becomes immobile. He doesn't move. But two to three poses of Yoga in a few minutes' time, along with some breathing exercises, ticks you on and energizes you so much that you will want to move more and more.

Yoga exercises not only put pressure on glands and organs to produce chemical balance but also improve blood circulation. This pushes oxygen to your brain and muscles. Besides, the stretching and strengthening movements also flush toxins from the body.

The breathing exercises called pranayamas energizes the body and alleviate anxiety thereby creating a sense of calm and well-being. The breathing exercise known as ujjayi pranayama is best for healing depression.

On the other hand, the most recommended asanas for a depressed person are:

  • Simhasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Balasana
  • Virabhadrasana
  • Savasana
  • Tadasana
  • Uttanasana
  • Sirshasana
  • Veerasana

Regular practice of these yoga postures along with the pranayamas will protect you from depression. However,...

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