Chandra Namaskar for Mental Disorders In Yoga Therapy
“Mental disorders have been described as one of the most devastating disorders of mankind for two reasons. The first is its relatively widespread incidence, i.e., around 2% in India and a prevalence averaging to about 6% in a meta-analytical study (Math and Srinivasaraju, 2010).” People have different kinds of mental disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety, among other things.The good news is that for many years, yoga and especially yoga therapy is a natural way of dealing with mental issues. One of the most used forms of yoga sequence in yoga therapy is Chandra Namaskar. Chandra Namaskar helps a person with a mental disorder. It is an effective way that most therapists used to help people with mental issues. Here are some benefits you will enjoy.
Alleviate stress and anxiety
We might have experienced excessive stress and anxiety at some point in our life. Chandra Namaskar in yoga therapy can replenish your mental system and clams your mind. The sequences give your positive energy, which helps in refreshing your mind. Forward bends like the Uttanasana have an excellent calming effect on your nervous system.
Has a calming effect to your mind
The physical asana in Chandra Namaskar reduces agitation and help calm your mind. Therapists use poses like half-moon pose (Ardha Chandrasana) or standing forward fold, which have calming effects on your mind. They help to quiet your mind.
Chandra Namaskar poses increases awareness and helps you become more aware of your thought and the things or people surrounding you. For example, Balasana or child pose in English is a pose in the Chandra Namaskar sequence that improves your mental health and increases your awareness. Child pose also helps in relieving stress. The pose is comforting and soothing, which aids in relaxation.
Increases your attention and concentration
Some of the reasons why people with mental disordered fail to progress are because they can’t focus and pay attention to what they are doing. They have a short attention span, especially those with schizophrenia. To increase their attention span and concentration. Yoga therapists use Chandra Namaskar sequences. Poses like the cobra pose in this sequence helps to alleviate stress and anxiety and increases attention span.
Boost your brainpower
Not only does the moon salutations helps you to relax and de-stress, but it also increases your brain functions. A short 30.minute session of Chandra Namaskar sequence will improve your information retention and concentration. It boosts your brainpower.
Most people with mental issues disorder lack happiness in their lives. They don’t find a reason not being truly happy. It turns out that Chandra Namaskar sequences can help boost your moods. On average, it helps improve your self-esteem and mentally exercises your brain.
Poses in Chandra Namaskar that helps with mental disorders.
At least every pose in the Chandra yoga sequence can help in one way or another with mental disorders. These poses can help alleviate stress, and anxiety, increase your concentration, and help relax your mind. They are:
- Chaturanga Dandasana
- Shashtanga Namaskara
- Ek Pada Prasaranasana
- Urdhva Hastasana
- Urdhva Hastasana
Ever notice how healthy, both mentally and physically people who practice yoga feel? Yoga teacher and practitioner, including your yoga therapist, tend to be among the happiest people in the world. Yoga as a whole helps in nurturing the mind, body, soul, and spirit. Chandra Namaskar is a deep-rooted practice in yoga therapy. The practice has mental benefits include improves yourself, esteem and consciousness, increase your awareness, and quiets your mind. Typically, you become less anxious, stressed, depressed, and enter into a more relaxed state of mind.