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Yogic Techniques to Manage Bipolar Disorder

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Yoga has a calming influence on body and mind. Certain exercises help reduce stress and bring down metabolism. Kapalbhati and Brahmari are very beneficial, as is slowing down of breathing.

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Yogic Techniques to Manage Bipolar Disorder

  1. 1. Yogic Techniques to Manage Bipolar Disorder  Introduction & Background - Research on Topic  The Yogic Way - S - B - R  Technique – 1 Forward Bending  Technique – 2 Deep Breathing  Technique – 3 Detoxification  Feedback & Q/ A
  2. 2. Yogic intervention for mental disorders Dr K K Deepak AIIMS – New Delhi
  3. 3. Calm Mind Body Stretch Slow down Breath Improves Flexibility of Joints & Spine Efficiency of Organs Increases Stress Reduces : Stretch & Stress Removes Impurities –Detoxification Energy Level Increases Improves Immunity & Fn of Brain Awareness & Focus increases Metabolism Level reduces Experience - Calmness of Mind
  4. 4. Happiness Vs Stress
  5. 5. Happiness Chemicals  Endorphin : Released by Body to handle Stress Eg : Feel Good when you Exercise  Dopamine : Released by Body to when one achieves – Goals / Targets / Results .  Oxytocin : Closeness & Proximity to another Human being – Hugs , Shake Hands , Social Connect .  Serotonin : Acts which benefits other . Working for Cause beyond Self .
  6. 6. Technique – 1 Forward Bending
  7. 7. Neck Exercises Neck is a Bridge between Brain & Body Stress accumulates in Neck Region
  8. 8. Breathing –Diaphragm- Contraction & Relaxation Technique – 2 Deep Breathing
  9. 9. 600 900 1200 Lung - Efficiency -Capacity
  10. 10. Cortico-limbic Work ( Functioning of Higher Brain ) Activation of Parasympathetic System . Control of Sympathetic Activity Pulse Rate : Heart Rate : Blood Pressure Voluntary Breathing Strengthens Will Power – Controlled from Cortex /Higher Brain .  Involuntary Breathing Under Control of Emotions – Metabolic. Deep Breathing Facilitates
  11. 11. Bhramari – Humming Sound
  12. 12. Humming Sound Exhale Slowly & Gently making a Humming Sound Sit down in a Comfortable Position Inhale Deeply as per ones Comfort & Capacity  The Honeybee is Extracting Nectar from Flowers  Feel the Vibrations in the Throat Region
  13. 13. Kapalbhati – Purification Technique Frontal Brain Cleansing & Energizing  Kapala – Forehead & Bhati means to Shine / Illuminate :  Known as Skull-Shining Breath.  Exercise that Purifies, Rejuvenates, and Invigorates the mind and body.  Cleanses lungs and respiratory system.  Strengthens and tones diaphragm and abdominal muscles.  Releases toxins , Increases oxygen to cells, purifying blood in the process.
  14. 14. Mediation To Empty the Mind Calming Mind Silencing Mind Transcending Mind
  15. 15. shrikant@yogasanjeevani.com Mobile : 9819950710/ 9324676646

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