Best Yoga Poses for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is difficult to deal with. You can overcome some of your problems with the help of yoga. Also, by doing yoga, you can keep your mind calm, reduce mood swings, and can also control anger.

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that leads to depression and mood swings. In this disease, the mood of the patient keeps on changing. Sometimes they are very happy, sometimes they feel very sad. In such a situation, people are not able to control their own behavior and also start feeling lonely. Mood swings in bipolar disorder can sometimes make you very excited, sometimes you can be very depressed. In this, at one time you may like an activity, then at another moment, you may not like that activity. People suffering from this disease feel weak and incapable from the inside. 

Talking about its symptoms, people suffering from it get less sleep. Apart from this, lack of energy, feeling sad and speaking inappropriately, or being silent are other symptoms of this problem. Apart from this, always thinking about something and feeling restless can also be symptoms. There can be many reasons for bipolar disorder. It can also be genetic in many people. 

Apart from this, this problem can also happen due to the sudden loss of someone or some unpleasant incident in life. Too much stress or drinking alcohol also increases the risk of developing this disorder. Ignoring this problem can lead to feelings of a breakup, failure to perform well at work, and suicide. But, that does not mean that you cannot control it. 

Yoga for Bipolar Disorder

  1. Garudasana

The practice of Garudasana helps you to concentrate your mind. This increases your physical balance and helps in strengthening the muscles. This makes you feel very strong from the inside. By doing Garudasana, your upper back, waist, and shoulder muscles also get stretched. It also gives you a good sleep and reduces stress. You can do this in the morning or evening also. You should not eat anything for at least 3-4 hours before doing Garudasana, so morning is the best time to do this asana. If you have an injury to your legs or shoulders, do not practice this asana.

  1. Upavistha Konasana

With the help of this asana, you help in making the body flexible. Actually, due to stress and changes in behavior, you may experience pain and weakness in your body. In such a situation, you should practice Upavistha Konasana regularly. It strengthens your spine and stretches the muscles. It can also strengthen your digestive system. It also helps in focusing. Leg muscles are also strong. Try to do this in the morning only so that there is no problem of stomach pain and muscle pain.

  1. Dandasana

Your body posture improves with the practice of Dandasana. The lungs get stronger and clean air circulates throughout the body. This can reduce anxiety and develop memory. You can practice this yoga pose to strengthen the bones of your spine and stretch the muscles. If you have a problem with asthma, then the practice of this asana is very beneficial for you.

  1. Paschimottanasana

Paschimottanasana can be very beneficial in bipolar disorder. This can reduce insomnia and stress. In addition, it also improves the digestive system. This brings flexibility to the body and strengthens the bones. Practicing this can make you feel better and reduce restlessness.

Do not do it if you feel discomfort and fatigue during yoga. Also, if you have hurt any part of the body, then you should not do yoga without expert advice. One more thing to keep in mind is that before doing yoga, do stretching so that there is flexibility in the body and there is less chance of injury.

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Dr. Rati Parwani

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