Prevention of Suicide with help of Yoga : Dr. Alka Gupta

yogaHow to prevent suicide with the help of Yoga

When people commit suicide, it is not only their lives that end up being affected as the lives of their family and friends will be damaged forever because of this selfish act. There are many reasons that can lead to suicide, however the most common cause for suicide is depression. Some people aren’t aware that there are a lot of alternative treatments for depression, and an example of this alternative treatment is yoga.

By performing yoga, one can greatly reduce the feelings of worthlessness, and other negative thoughts that can usually lead to the development of depression. Once depression is lessened, the chances of performing self-harm will decrease as well. We’ve included in our article a brief discussion on how yoga can greatly help someone recover from depression and prevent suicide, as well as an explanation on how yoga can be an excellent alternative treatment for depression.
Depression can be due to chemical factors. Whenever one is happy, this is usually caused by an abundant amount of endorphins in their body. A person who is depressed may have a low endorphin level. Yoga can help reduce depression by providing the body with more endorphins. Once the endorphin level of the body is increased, the negative thoughts and unhappy disposition will be lessened as well.
A lot of people have the false notion that yoga is just all about stretching and performing strange poses. These poses can actually place a strain on the different glands and organs of the body, helping them increase the production of chemicals that can make a person feel better. The positions that are recommended for those who want to treat depression are the shoulder stand, sun salutations and relaxation position. Yoga experts believe that the sun salutation stretches the body and the organs, thus increasing the amount of oxygen received by the entire body. If a person receives an adequate amount of oxygen, their muscles will become stronger. With the right amount of oxygen, the individual performing yoga will feel more awake and alive.

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