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09-10-2007, 12:54 PM
Hi everyone, I am so proud of myself. I have been feeling a little more depressed than usual, because I am currently unemployed.Anyway after seeing there were no new jobs posted today,I was going to crawl back in bed and cry, but i didnt.I have been reading this book"Yoga for Depression" and I found this website www.yogatoday.They have an hour long video everyday and today I did it.I feel wonderful, although Im not very flexible, I did the best I could.Then I made a green smoothie, and I am so relaxed and happier now. Pat
09-10-2007, 03:05 PM
thats awsome! It can be so hard to not crawl into bed(I know)
there was a post a few days ago that dealt with supplements to take for depression, you should take a look!
keep up with the smoothies and good luck with yoga! :D
09-10-2007, 05:33 PM
Pat, good for you for fighting the depression. You're doing a lot better than I am. My issue is anxiety and negativity, which I'm finding has increased since going raw 3 weeks ago and it's tough to fight it (though after realizing that the heightened irritation and anxiety I've been having lately has to do with detox and a new situation did help).
Yoga and green smoothies - sounds like a great combination. I think my anxiety has improved since I started having a green smoothie in the evenings for dinner every day. I still need to get off my bum and do yoga as often as I can, though. I've got a great DVD (Candlelight Yoga from Crunch Gym) which is very relaxing but I just get lazy about doing it!
09-10-2007, 07:13 PM
Hi Tam, everyday is a new day.Tonight I am feeling pretty blue, waiting to hear about new jobs is really depressing.Plus I cheated I had pizza.I did feel great doing yoga today. I know things will get better once I have a job, but right now i am pretty blue.Just do your yoga, make yourself I did.I also bought a meditation cd and lay in bed and listen to it and talk to God, that makes me feel better too.Good luck to you.Just remember............. This too shall pass.
09-10-2007, 08:13 PM
HI...I have been where you are and it was scary to think that I might not snap back to my happy cheery self...and because I was depressed my natural inclination was do scare myself with this thought....
My depression was also brought about because of a work related issue and then lack of work issue...I thought that nothing positive could come out of the situation. As a result of my depression and fear, I was unable to recognize all of the gifts that I had been blessed with.
Someone told me about about keeping a gratitude list. I couldn't even see the things to be grateful for...so, I decided to go through the alphabet and list something that I was grateful for....A, that healthy apple, Banana, Cauliflower....green smoothie... yoga...Zoe...my friend...
I sometimes do that in my head to shut up the committee in my head at night time...I rarely, get through before I fall asleep.
You are doing so well, already...with your healthy diet and yoga...
I would be willing to bet that an employment opportunity just right for you is waiting...keep the faith and envision, yourself happy in the setting you would like to be...It worked for me and opportunities greater than I could have planned showed up.
09-10-2007, 08:34 PM
Thanks Jules, I am trying to stay positive and not go back to hibernating in my bed and sleeeping all the time.Im looking forward to yoga tommrrow. Pat
09-10-2007, 08:54 PM
One thing that has helped over the years is to journal. Go back as far as you can remember. Record the worst things that happened to you, and what good happened to you in the future as a result. Miracles really do happen. Depression seems to cause me to crave carbs, cooked carbs mostly. When I remove cooked carbs from my diet the depression seems to improve.
09-11-2007, 08:43 PM
there is a great cd out there called "Anxiety Relief" by Dr. Martin Rossman - it's really great for breathing, relaxation and visualization techniques for those with anxiety based depression. i recommend it to lots of my yoga students over the years and they find it helpful.
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