When All Is Not Well
When All Is Not Well: Depression, Sadness and Healing – A Yogic Perspective
‘I’ve heard so many people tell those who suffer from depression to just “cheer up”. Do they really believe it’s that simple?’ Depression isn’t just sadness. It is misery. It is both pain and nothingness. People don’t ‘have’ depression, they suffer from it.
Millions of people are diagnosed with depression, billions of dollars are spent on antidepressants and on depression-related research. Yet we are no closer to making a real difference to the quality of life of the patients. Ayurvedic and yogic texts call depression ‘vishada’, a toxic state of mind. They consider it an illness, a disability – but one that is curable. In a profoundly insightful work that draws from these texts, mystic and healer Om Swami categorizes depression into three types, each of which requires a different approach. Bringing yogic wisdom and ayurvedic knowledge to case studies from his own files, the author covers a range of options from medication to specialized meditation. When All Is Not Well will leave you with a new perspective on depression and sadness.
The Book of Kindness
‘A random act of kindness needn’t always be a material offering. Even a word of encouragement, a compliment, a helping hand can be equally, if not more, profound. Make such acts a habit and Nature will reciprocate in kind.’ In … Read more →
The Wellness Sense
Why do certain foods harm some people and help others? How come the results of a weight loss program varies from individual to individual? And why do some people fall sick more often than others? The science of Ayurveda holds … Read more →
A Prayer That Never Fails
Want to know the greatest benefit of being a sannyasin? Well, you never have to stand in front of your cupboard and think: what should I wear today? There is only one color. When I was initiated into sannyasa, I … Read more →
The Children of Tomorrow
“I realize now more than ever that the future of our world rests entirely on our children. On their tender shoulders rests a great nation, a baffling world and a beautiful planet. It is, therefore, my dharma to share what … Read more →
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