Yoga to Prevent Suicide – Freedom from Negative Self Destructive Thoughts
Stories about suicide are horrifying. Surprisingly, this is not common among those struggling for money or engrossed in mundane routines of daily life. In fact, those whom we regard as the blessed and highly sought after individuals tend to suffer from suicidal thoughts. Recent suicide by a young beautiful, promising actress of Bollywood has certainly made us think about reasons behind suicidal attempts by even the rich, blessed, and good looking individuals.
According to the World Health Organization, around 3,000 people commit suicide every day. That would mean that for every 30 seconds, a person takes his or her own life. This rate is very alarming. Suicide affects the lives of their family and friends forever because of this selfish act.
One of the major reasons leading to suicide is depression. It can affect anyone, regardless of their age. In fact, everyone is susceptible to developing clinical depression. Medical help is available but many shirk away from seeking guidance.
Yoga is alternative treatment for depression. Performing yoga can greatly reduce the feelings of worthlessness, and many other negative thoughts that can usually lead to depression.
How Yoga Helps?
Depression may occur due to chemical factors. Happiness is caused by release of abundant amount of endorphins in their body. Depressed individuals suffer from a low endorphin levels. Yoga can help reduce depression via providing body with more endorphins. Increase in endorphin level of the body decreases negative thoughts and unhappy disposition.
Yoga poses can strain different glands and organs of the body and facilitates increase in production of chemicals to make one feel better. Some of the most recommended positions include:
- Breathing exercises
- Shoulder stand
- Sun salutations
- Relaxation position
Sun salutation stretches the body and the organs. This enhances oxygen amount received by the entire body. Right amount of oxygen going into the body will make one feel more awake and alive.
Meditation is an integral part of yoga. The technique can be used as an efficient therapy for depression. Yoga de-stresses and removes all the negative thoughts and ideas plaguing in one’s mind.
Meditation enhances ability to focus on the present. It can also help one erase these fears and help one appreciate the things happening at present.