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Re: Doc. Bob,looking for some a success story!!!!!

Posted by Dr. Teresa Davidson on February 18, 1999, at 13:07:23

In reply to Re: Doc. Bob,looking for some a success story!!!!!, posted by Tess on February 5, 1999, at 4:39:01

I have been off medication for nearly three years now after two very severe bouts with depression that left me up all night and crying all day and taking Effexor by the handful. The thing that has allowed me to be med-free is yoga--- lots of it-- inveresions (handstands, headstands, shoulderstands) and backbends, backbends, backbends. When my yoga practice slides, my mood slides with it. If it gets too much in a rut, I get some acupuncture and then do more yoga. At first, I was crying in yoga class nearly every week. Now, no problem as long as I continue the inversions and backbends. The type of yoga I do is Iyengar yoga, very physiologically based.
As a former research physiologist and medical school faculty member, I think we're going to see in the next few years alot of good info on yoga for management of depression and other mood disorders. If anyone has seen any published data on this (I've been looking), please let me know.

Teresa Davidson




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