When you're feeling down, try these yoga poses to boost your mood.
You do not need a yoga mat or amazing flexibility - just yourself and the willingness to try something new. The standing poses are the easiest to use when you're not at home - use them at your office or wherever you need them.
*Please note these poses will not eradicate depression, but are part of a healthy plan to alleviate depressive symptoms. Read more about creating a comprehensive plan to address depression here. Also note if you have any history of abuse, choose poses that allow you to stay present in your body and do not trigger you.
Legs up the wall
Wide-leg forward bend
Resting pose (savasana)
Special thanks to Melissa Garner, LMHC, QS, RYT, licensed mental health counselor and yoga instructor, who partnered with me to create this page. She offers yoga classes in the Pensacola area that incorporate mental health. You can find her here. I also interviewed Melissa about the benefits of yoga for mental health and am excited to share that interview soon. Stay tuned!
It is a privilege to walk alongside others in their journey to wholeness and healing. Reach out today to begin the conversation.