I've suffered from depression and bipolar disorder ever since I was a child. Yoga has really helped keep me centered and calmer than ever. My negative moods are greatly decreased, and with practicing mindfulness, I can now gain more control over my mood swings and not feel so lousy.
My story is so similar however I was entrenched with extreme anxiety and irrational fear. I know others who have the same story. Our bodies can only take so much stress before it starts to overflow. When it rains it pours and believe me it poured! But I thank God everyday that that happened to me because there were things in my life that I needed to change. I didnt know it though. I thought I was in charge of my world but in reality I was spending every day covering up and living up to a standard that I only held for myself. It wasnt a fast transition and I had ups and downs however with every down there was a higher up. Now I sit two years later (after my first panic attack) and can marvel at all the wonderful changes I have made in my life alll because of that dreadful moment. That was my wake up call and now I sit happier then I have ever been and stronger in accepting who I am. My work is not done and I look forward to uncovering more about this wonderful being known as .... me!!!
Exceellent article.... I am in one of the toughest times of my life yet, as am struggling with sciatic pain for the last 7 months.. But after reading some of the luminaries. I felt so light and energised reading the articles.
Thank you and i shall follow all your guidance to feel the deeper energy within.
Thank you. This is nice, I think I have a new hobby now. Yoga. Thanks for sharing =)
Thanks for sharing this article, it was very helpful
Sitting at work and so in need of something to clear my head around my own issues at the moment, thank you so much for this article
This article couldn't have been read at a more appropriate time for me. Your advice is so comforting and is like a ray of sunshine - it really hit home on many things for me and I feel alot better because of it. Thank you. Job well done.
What a beautiful article. My experience is very similar. I hope this brings very realistic hope to those who can't find their strength at this time.
Your honesty is appreciated
So much gratitude after reading your article. I was sitting at work, trying to ignore that pressing feeling of worriness, and then I read your article and I could drift with it, breath and let it go. Thank you!
Thank you for the beautiful description of the sweetness of meditation. I enjoyed this hopeful exploration of yoga as a means to cope with anxiety and depression.