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wolflover
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   Posted 10/1/2010 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I did yoga earlier. it made me depressed! what the heck!has this ever happend to anyone else on here? any suggestions? cry

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/1/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you sure IT made you depressed? What about other things in the environment or the day in general? Was your mind clear?

wolflover
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   Posted 10/1/2010 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
The focus on your goals part is what made me depressed. I don't think I'll ever get there.

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   Posted 10/1/2010 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe you need intermediate, small goals first.
MUST you focus on your longest range goal? Not healthy.
Re evaluate. Yoga is supposed to help you. Don't turn it around.

stkitt
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   Posted 10/1/2010 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
wolflover,
 
Perhaps try meditation first :
 
Choose a quiet spot where you will not be disturbed by other people or by the telephone.

Sit quietly in a comfortable position.
 
Eliminate distractions and interruptions during the period you'll be meditating.

Commit yourself to a specific length of time and try to stick to it.

Pick a focus word or short phrase that's firmly rooted in your personal belief system. A non-religious person might choose a neutral word like one, peace, or love. Others might use the opening words of a favorite prayer from their religion such as 'Hail Mary full of Grace', "I surrender all to you", "Hallelujah", "Om", etc.

Close your eyes. This makes it easy to concentrate.

Relax your muscles sequentially from head to feet. This helps to break the connection between stressful thoughts and a tense body.
 
Starting with your forehead, become aware of tension as you breathe in. Let go of any obvious tension as you breathe out.
 
Go through the rest of your body in this way, proceeding down through your eyes, jaws, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, upper back, middle back and midriff, lower back, belly, pelvis, buttocks, thighs, calves, and feet.

Breathe slowly and naturally, repeating your focus word or phrase silently as you exhale.
 

Assume a passive attitude. Don't worry about how well you're doing. When other thoughts come to mind, simply say, "Oh, well," and gently return to the repetition.


Continue for 10 to 20 minutes.

 

You may open your eyes to check the time, but do not use an alarm.

 

After you finish: Sit quietly for a minute or so, at first with your eyes closed and later with your eyes open. Do not stand for one or two minutes.


Plan for a session once or twice a day.

 

Good Luck,

Kitt



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Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/1/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt, thats great. Meditation is HIGHLY recommended. Thought I had to get a book or CD or something. Will print your instructions out and give it a try.

Wolflover, your post greatly helped me. Thank you

wolflover
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   Posted 10/2/2010 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks, stkitt. I will try that. thanks all who replied

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/4/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
DEAR WOLFLOVER. YOGA IS VERY AKIN TO MINDFULNESS PRACTICE. MAYBE YOU WERE
IN THE MOMENT WITH YOUR THOUGHTS, THUS BRINGING THEM FORWARD TO YOUR CONCIOUS MIND. KITTS MEDITATION APPROACH IS EXACTLY HOW I DO IT.
HOPING YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. HERE FOR YOU. JAMIE.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

wolflover
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   Posted 10/4/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
yea. Maybe my mind was not emptied, thanks.

Sasta Anois
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   Posted 10/4/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
In a yoga class I took several years ago, an instructor gently warned us not to be surprised by unexpected emotions. She explained that chemicals involved in emotions sometimes got ‘trapped’ in our fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds muscles. (Actually she made us laugh going on to say it was “like the thin white filmy stuff under chicken shin.) Anyway, I’m no doctor nor yoga expert so I do not know if this has anything to do with how you felt. I do know that during my practice, especially when I first started, or restarted after not doing it for awhile, occasionally suddenly I would be filled with a rush of emotion and laughed or cried for no other apparent reason. I believe it was because I was releasing these “trapped” chemicals and that over all I felt much better for it.
Sometimes a day is too much to take at one time so instead of telling myself "Have a great day!", I say "When you can dahlin, have a happy now." I wish us all more happy nows.

wolflover
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   Posted 10/5/2010 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
wow, thats helpful. thanks.
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