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Bipolar disorder causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Patients go through a constant state of manic-depressiveness. These make it difficult to deal with their constantly fluctuating emotions. Symptoms of bipolar disorder can be both severe and mild. A research conducted by US based Brown University confirmed that yoga has the ability to help such disorders and also positively impacts other mental illnesses as well.
The term balasana is derived from the Sanksrit word ‘bala’ meaning a child. This pose in simple terms makes you joyful and happy. This asana is usually performed after a rigorous yoga session in order to relax your body. This asana is known for the following benefits: stress reliever, it will calm you, helps with dizziness, helps with blood circulation, and promotes good sleep.
Strengthening the muscles in the back, it relieves stress and is extremely beneficial for those suffering from depression. It is designed to ease anxiety and heart function.
The dolphin pose is very effective for promoting mental health. It is known to increase blood flow to the brain which is very essential for brain health. It also positively impacts depression, memory, concentration, awareness. It stimulates the nerbous system and also helps reduce stress and anxiety. It helps in the mind and body balance which in turn help decrease signs and symptoms of insomnia.
Kapalbhati is a very simple asana that will help bipolar patients deal with their symptoms. The asana requires focus and concentration which is beneficial for patients. This asana will help them relax and calm their minds.
This yoga asana will help benefits a person’s emotions, mental health and mood. While performing this asana, you are supposed to focus on your breathing, thought, body and nothing else. Research on this asana has proven that it has positive impact on depression, anxiety, disorders related to anxiety especially panic disorder and negative emotions.