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prasadn
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Dec 11, 2002, 4:56 PM

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Hello,

My name is Prasad Nutalapati.I am 38 years old and working here in Chicago. I have a chemical imbalance problem resulting in the condition of "Depression". I have been using a low dose of Paxil 10 mg ever since I came to USA like 3-4 years. Due to my interest in Yoga, I have been reading BKS.Iyengar's "Light on Yoga" and "Light on Pranayama" from the days I was in India, like about 10 years, eventhough my practice of the subject is only a little. Recently, for about 6 months, I have been using "YOGA: Illustrated guide to holistic health" by BKS to practice asanas for the depression problem. I am also practicing pranayama ( Ujjayi with intermittent Bhastrika). The practice for asanas alone is taking about 1hr. 45min. and above. And the practice for pranayam takes about 45 min. It has become very difficult task to dedicate such time in the morning time. With your help and coaching, I am interested in knowing whether I can ...

(1) Shorten the list of asanas with an aim to reduce the time taken, but keeping their effect almost same.

(2) Improve the degree of perfection of the practice of both asanas and pranayama with an aim to control my chemical imbalance problem.

(3) Cure the depression due to chemical imbalance in yoga way.

If you have made any prior efforts in attempting above mentioned tasks, please reply me.

Thank you much,

Prasad.

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emjay
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Dec 16, 2002, 6:08 AM

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In the Chicago area I would recommend Gabriel Halpern at The Yoga Circle. You can find him online at http://www.yogacircle.com/. He is very experienced, quite knowledgeable, and does a lot of work with therapeutics.


michellet
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Dec 18, 2002, 2:24 AM

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Outside of Chicago in Champaign-Urban, I can also recommend Lois Steinberg. Her studio has a website at http://www.yoga-cu.com


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mosaic
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Jan 19, 2004, 8:24 PM

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Hello Prasad,

I haven't read the Pranayama by Guru Iyengar, the book should be arriving in mail soon Smile

But I recently took the 'Art of Living' basic course and it was very lifting. I really loved it and I am feeling better each day. The course teaches pranayam, bhastrika and sudarshan kriya. They teach to do a home version that lasts about 25 mins and it is excellent. I can guarantee it will cure away any negative thoughts/depression. Go to the web site www.artoflivng.org and see if they have classes in your area. I would highly recommend to take the classes. They will teach you the right way to do it and some good advice on life. Its a lot for about $250.

Goodluck :)

Amish.


prasadn
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Jan 22, 2004, 7:33 AM

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Hi Amish:

I already took the Sudarshana Kriya class. I need to say I was disappointed. I have been reading classic yoga books since 10-15 yrs. the knowledge of the teacher is not as much as I expected. And the Sudharshana kriya may be good but, I don't believe in that kind of quick fix pranayama to cure any thing. You will understand once you read Iyengar yoga/pranayama book, how much subtlity is there in a breathing technique. It can make or break you, depending on how you do it !!

My two cents...

Prasad.


yogabasics
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Feb 4, 2004, 7:46 AM

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Prasadn,

I would highly reccomend you experiment with the list and sequence of asanas you are practicing. You should be able to maintain the effects of your practice with as little as 1 hour of asana and pranayama if you are practicing every day.

I would highly reccomend you read Yoga for Depression
http://www.amazon.com/...14503/yogabasicscom/
The author has personal and professional experience with treating all forms of depression, and lists many cases and medical research showing that yoga can cure depression.

You may also want to read the article I wrote "Healing Depression with Yoga" here: http://www.yogabasics.com/...cles/Depression.html

I also have a list of yogic practices to help with depression in the Yoga Therapy section of the Yoga Basics website.

Namaste,
Timothy
http://www.yogabasics.com


dhina
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Mar 14, 2004, 6:12 PM

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Hi,
Can you give me the contact details of the persons who organize art of living courses in Chicago area.
Thanks.
Dhina


joecol
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Jul 9, 2009, 11:19 PM

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People suffering from anxiety, panic, stress and depression should consult a specialist and only then should use the medicine, as there can be various reasons behind the disorder. Medicines used to cure such disorders are habit forming and should be used for small duration. As per my personal experience, I have used Xanax and it helped me in getting over my panic and anxiety disorder. You can have all necessary information about this on http://www.xanax-effects.com Along with medicine, the concerned person should take a break from his/her regular schedule, go out and take good sleep.


rushal
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Mar 31, 2010, 6:00 AM

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Hello,

My name is Prasad Nutalapati.I am 38 years old and working here in Chicago. I have a chemical imbalance problem resulting in the condition of "Depression". I have been using a low dose of Paxil 10 mg ever since I came to USA like 3-4 years. Due to my interest in Yoga, I have been reading BKS.Iyengar's "Light on Yoga" and "Light on Pranayama" from the days I was in India, like about 10 years, eventhough my practice of the subject is only a little. Recently, for about 6 months, I have been using "YOGA: Illustrated guide to holistic health" by BKS to practice asanas for the depression problem. I am also practicing pranayama ( Ujjayi with intermittent Bhastrika). The practice for asanas alone is taking about 1hr. 45min. and above. And the practice for pranayam takes about 45 min. It has become very difficult task to dedicate such time in the morning time. With your help and coaching, I am interested in knowing whether I can ...

(1) Shorten the list of asanas with an aim to reduce the time taken, but keeping their effect almost same.

(2) Improve the degree of perfection of the practice of both asanas and pranayama with an aim to control my chemical imbalance problem.

(3) Cure the depression due to chemical imbalance in yoga way.

If you have made any prior efforts in attempting above mentioned tasks, please reply me.

Thank you much,

Prasad.

Hi, i have read your post. yes Pranayama yoga and meditation is good way to you. And you can try the ayurveda also. It is also good for you health. Using the ayurveda you don't have tke any other medicine. Getting more information about the Ayurveda you can visit the Shivananda Bahamas sites.


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rushal
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Apr 5, 2010, 3:52 AM

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Hi,

sorry for my wrong spelling Hi, i have read your post. yes Pranayama yoga and meditation is good way to you. And you can try the Ayurveda also. It is also good for you health. Using the ayurveda you don't have tke any other medicine. Getting more information about the Ayurveda you can visit the Shivananda Bahamas sites.

 
 
 


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