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This session looks at Yoga for Depression and how to use Restorative poses to work with Depression. Yoga offers a unique approach to depression as it addresses the mental factors that lead to depression, and the physiological factors. In this way a person is able to practice yoga to that help relax the physical systems and begin the process of self-investigation and discovery.

There are many different treatments for depression, ranging from types of psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and medication to nutrition, diet and alternative therapies.

Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss, usually focused on the emotional response to loss, yet it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. Bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss.

Using Lung Meridian to open up body in gentle poses. We concentrated on poses in a chair and easy supported chest opening.

Focusing on the arms and armpit chest opening in standing poses and downward facing dog

We work with the Large Intestine Meridian in a sequence of seated twists

Concentration is on the foot and how to keep the knee safe by engaging the foot. Adding Kidney and Liver points add connection of brain, body and breath.

We work with poses to help menstrual relief, and poses to help a womens cycle

Looking at the Liver Channel and bringing the Yang energy of Spring into balance. Inversions and baddhakonasana variations

We begin to awaken Spring Wood Liver energy. Focusing on the inner legs and inner groin and restoring the joints and ligaments to keep the surges of liver energy calm and peaceful. May the General Liver direct us toward Peace.

Working with poses to address fuzzy thinking, fatique and insomnia. These poses are used for addressing issues of the mind. Different sequences effect different aspects of the mond body connection, and we look at the adrenals and how to tonify the Kidney Organ system.

Tension Headaches and how to work with them in asana