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Balancing the Brain: Easing Stress and Postpartum Depression through Yoga

Kundalini yoga and meditation help to balance the hormones, purging negative chemicals that can cause some women to experience postpartum depression.

By Joy Rohde

By the completion of our Mommy and Me class I am savoring a little taste of serenity, and I can see this peacefulness reflected in my daughter, who sits on my lap as we sing the closing song. I smile and remember something that Susan Ricker had told me. "Women nurture everyone, but when we can nurture ourselves, everyone—our family, our children—everyone benefits". I take a deep breath and join the other mothers in chanting a closing "Sat Nam" — similar to namaste and means "truth is my identity."

Joy Rohde is a writer and a mother living in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her new book, The New Mommy Natural Weight-Loss Plan. Joy and her 20-month-old daughter currently practice Mommy and Me Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh Khalsa at Golden Bridge in Los Angeles.

Model in racer back tank from Lululemon Athletica and mobility pant from Be Present

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yes, yoga does help with depression, breathing technique and ease your mind. so by taking sometime away to practice meditation will benefit many areas for your body and soul.


Thank you for all the advice etc given thru this website. I have benefitted immensely by controlling my mind.


I stuggle with depression bad. I have tried meds and just don't know what to do amymore. I want to enjoy life like I use to. Yoga sounds great and like it could help me alot. Do you have any suggestions?

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