Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way : Creating Happiness with Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda

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  • Copyright: 2009-04-06
  • Publisher: Wiley
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"If you have an interest in optimum mental health, this book belongs on your shelf!" -Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression"A must-read for anyone interested in overcoming depression and healing themselves naturally. A very important book that will elevate you in many ways. Everyone must seek it out." -Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., author of Meditation as Medicine and Dead Brain Cells Don't LieActivate the inherent wisdom of your mind-bodyHealing Depression the Mind-Body Way shines a new light on the darkness of depression by presenting specific antidepression strategies designed to help you unleash your innate healing potential. The time-tested advice presented in this book is based on the latest theories of modern science and the practical wisdom of Ayurveda, an ancient system of natural medicine. This unique book offers a comprehensive step-by-step program for eradicating the root of depression from the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your being.Through detailed questionnaires about your psycho-physiological profile and elemental imbalances, you will identify an archetype that most represents your experience with depression. Then, you will design a tailor-made health program to regain balance in your mind-body.You will learn to undo depression by:Identifying your unique manifestation of depression based on elemental imbalancesUsing yoga, exercise, and breathing techniques that are in sync with your specific physical, mental, and emotional needsUsing food and meditation as medicineWhether you are battling a depressive episode or need support coping with the problems of daily living, this book will help you awaken the "physician within" and embark on a pathway to a life of balance and renewal.

Author Biography

NANCY LIEBLER, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, professor, and lecturer. She teaches at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology and practices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. SANDRA MOSS, M.S.P.H., is an Ayurvedic practitioner and a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, practicing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An active researcher and writer, Moss lectures and consults nationwide. Visit their Web site at www.depressionproofyourlife.com.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Finding Another Wayp. 5
Beyond the Broken Brainp. 7
Why Depression Happensp. 23
The Many Faces of Depressionp. 31
Airy Depressionp. 44
Burning Depressionp. 52
Earthy Depressionp. 62
Metabolizing Lifep. 70
Consciousness Becomes Usp. 82
Creating Happinessp. 97
Meditation: Transcending Darknessp. 99
Breathing: Letting Your Life Force Flowp. 123
Exercise: Moving Your Spiritp. 143
Yoga: Posing for Lifep. 160
Sleep: Recharging Your Life Forcep. 188
Food: Nourishing Ritesp. 216
Now What?p. 252
Appendix: Authors' Evaluation of the Mind-Body Questionnaire: Assessing Our Imbalancesp. 267
Resourcesp. 269
Indexp. 271
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