Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel; the way you think and act. Depression causes feelings of emptiness and/or loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems that can decrease a person’s ability to function at work /home. Fortunately though, it is treatable. Yoga poses aimed at beginners to combat depression also help achieve beautiful glowing skin. Some of these yoga poses are listed below.
Forward fold (Uttanasana) -It not only heals but also rejuvenates your body. In this asana, your head is below the heart which allows for blood circulation in your head instead of your feet giving your cells a rush of energizing oxygen. Any depression felt in the mind is removed if one holds the pose for two minutes or more. This is categorized under yoga for beautiful and glowing skin.
Head-to-Knee Forward Bend (JanuSirsasana) – This yoga pose for beginners is calming for the mind. It stretches the hamstrings and groin, and stimulates the liver and kidneys.It is a seated asana which gets its name from the fact that the head touches the knee in the full expression of this pose. This asana is also called the Head-to-Knee Pose, the Head-to-Knee Forward Bend, and the Head-on-Knee Pose.
Cobra (Bhujangasana) -The eighth pose of the 12 poses of the Surya Namaskar, Bhujangasana is also called the Cobra Pose. This energizing backbend resembles the raised hood of a cobra. This back bend can be done in stages. It expands the chest and gives elasticity to the lungs.
Bridge (SetuBandhaSarvangasana)-This yoga for beginners asana gets its name from the Sanskrit words ‘Setu’, which means bridge, ‘Bandha’, which means lock, and ‘Asana’, which means pose. This pose resembles the structure of a bridge, and hence the name. This pose stretches your back, neck and chest and relaxes your body. Bridge pose is a back bend that strengthens the legs, opens the chest, and stimulates the abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid. Supported bridge, done with a block under your sacrum, is a nourishing restorative version.
Supported Headstand (SalambaSirsasana)-This yoga for beginners pose entails a complete inversion of the body, with only the support of the forearms. This asana is said to be the king of all asanas. It needs to be done when your upper body is strong enough to hold the body weight. Hence, you need to practice a whole lot of other asanas to build the strength required to do the Sirsasana. Sirsasana is called the “king of all asanas.” Inversions turn your world upside down and give your brain cells a fresh supply of blood. Attention and presence are essential in this pose and thus a great way to pause your thoughts and renew your perspective. Restorative versions of sirsasansa, done with props, are a good alternative as well.