Many people nowadays indulge in undesirable and harmful thoughts and behavior habits. We’re overworked, overstretched, and completely overwhelmed, and the three together can be detrimental to our long-term health.

A rising number of people, regardless of age, background, or career, struggle with both anxiety and depression. Numerous variables might cause these types of harmful mental states, but there’s little doubt that we can change our behaviors and thought patterns for the better to treat them.

Relieve Anxiety and Depression

We fall into the same trap of overthinking things repeatedly. It makes sense why we follow this destructive behavior pattern. It’s simple to consider every scenario in our life endlessly due to the sheer volume of decisions we must make every day and the abundance of possibilities at our disposal. Anything less might make us feel sluggish or thoughtless. We could persuade ourselves that over analyzing situations is beneficial since it produces better, more predictable results.

However, this is seldom the case. Instead, overthinking and endlessly ruminating do nothing to advance our ability to make wise choices. Instead, we put ourselves through excessive stress by trying to make the “perfect” decision all the time when it isn’t even feasible to do so.

What are Depression and its symptoms?

A prolonged sense of despair and loss of interest are symptoms of depression, a mood illness. Clinical depression, also known as major depressive disorder, affects how you feel, think, and behave and can cause several emotional and physical issues. You can find it difficult to carry out your regular daily tasks, and you might occasionally think life isn’t worth living.

Depression is more than just a case of the blues, and you can’t immediately “snap out” of it. Long-term therapy may be necessary for depression. But resist giving up. With medicine, counseling, or both, the majority of depressed persons get improved symptoms.

Symptoms:

People in this situation begin to feel depressed, experience mood swings frequently, lose their enjoyment of life, lose their appetite, lose weight, get weak and exhausted, begin to blame themselves for everything, begin to walk slowly, lose their ability to make decisions, have trouble concentrating, and feel lonely.

The deficit in vitamins, thyroid disorders, and tumors are additional potential causes of depression. Sudden traumatic events like a loved one’s death, a company failure, an unmanageable debt, the termination of a relationship, being apart from a lover, being poor, having unrealistic expectations of oneself, etc. can also cause disappointment in life. Depression results if this circumstance lasts for an extended period. Depression can also be brought on by genetics, poor self-esteem, pessimism, and hormonal imbalances in the brain.

Relationship between Astrology and Depression

Considering that we have a better understanding of all these factors from an astrological perspective, we can determine which planets in a person’s horoscope are in a position that makes them depressed. A person’s exterior nature, conduct, and mental condition can be revealed by their horoscope. When one is mentally unsound, one experiences depression, and it’s crucial to keep in mind that Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu all have an impact on Moon, the planet that is the softest.

As well-known pandit Kapil Sharma says “When a person’s Moon is weak in their horoscope, difficulties and failures begin to surface; the individual is unable to deal with these issues and begins to feel despondent. A person’s mental health is negatively impacted by the Moon when it is under the influence of any planet”.

By looking at a person’s horoscope, a professional astrologer may determine when a Dasha is due and provide them with advice on how to deal with the problem in advance. Rahu and Ketu provide discontent and disorientation to the Moon, Ketu gives dissatisfaction and disorientation to Ketu, and Saturn brings unrest, negativity, sadness, and stress to Saturn.

If the Moon is in the sixth, ninth, or twelfth house in the horoscope, the house’s rulership, the moon’s negativity, or the moon’s debilitation, the yoga of depression also applies. Even though it is harmed, the fourth house of the horoscope is known as the house of happiness because it lacks happiness. The fifth house is connected to mental fortitude, and if this house or its ruler is compromised, depression will manifest in a person’s life. The first house/lordship of the first house is the identifying feature of the brain; it must be powerful and free of negativity.

|| Aum Tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam |

Urvarukamiva bandhanan-mrityor mukshiya maamritat ||

Meditation: Cure for your depression, anxiety, and stress:

By meditating, you gain meditation skills. You naturally educate yourself on how to go deeper into that silence and serenity each time you meditate because the greater happiness and decreased stress you feel outside of meditation are so alluring and pleasant.

Meditating for the first time

Find a quiet spot where you can sit comfortably to start your meditation. After that, do nothing for about a minute while closing your eyes. It’s acceptable if you have thoughts at that period. Start the audio player below, and then play your mantra softly. Say your mantra silently and without moving your tongue or lips every time you hear it. The sounds will fade to silence after one minute.

The next four minutes should be spent silently repeating your mantra internally. If ideas arise throughout that time, kindly go back to silently repeating your mantra internally. When the four minutes are up, the audio will let you know. For your initial meditation, just adhere to this guideline. After your first meditation, proceed as directed in the section below on daily meditation practice.

|| Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha

Tat Savitur Varenyam

Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi

Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat ||

Different types of mantras

Sometimes “mantras” and “affirmations” are used synonymously.

The self-help method of affirmations is unrelated to any one culture or faith. They are often self-directed, encouraging, calming, and motivating positive words. You can utilize simple affirmations to ease the signs of anxiety or despair. Even your ideas are acceptable.

Affirmations have similar advantages to classical Sanskrit mantras, but if you choose that approach, consider your cultural background. The list of mantras and affirmations that might help you get through difficult situations is provided below by well-known pandit Kapil Sharma.

Chants for Depression

  1. Om

Many people think that the first sound of creation was this chant.

This can enhance sentiments of social inclusion in addition to assisting with peace of mind and mental calmness.

As was already reported, a 2016 study discovered that chanting “om” for 10 minutes improves mood and social cognition. According to additional studies, the chant can help relieve the symptoms of social anxiety by bringing serenity and tranquility to a tense mind.

“Om is said to be the universe’s first sound. Taking deeper breaths, this sound helps the mind overcome feelings of overload, according to Kapil Sharma.

The stomach (the gut), the chest, and eventually the head all vibrate to the sound “om” throughout our bodies. According to him, this physiological response keeps your mind clear, focused, and awake.

  1. Gāyatrī Mantra

The rising sun is honored in this chant. It is thought to inspire harmony and calm.

According to Mahakatha, by assisting in the discharge of bad emotions, this chant may direct serenity, prosperity, and positive energy into a physical place as well as the mind.

  1. Maha Mrityunjaya mantra

According to Kapil Sharma, this is one of the most effective mantras for a busy or anxious mind. “Regardless of the severity of one’s current suffering, one meditates with this mantra to attain tranquility and willpower.” Kapil Sharma claims that this mantra is connected to the Hindu deity Shiva.

Mantras aren’t a replacement for mental health treatment, but they may be a helpful and successful additional tool. Make sure to discuss your symptoms and a personalized treatment plan with your physician, therapist, or psychiatrist.

Daily Meditation Exercise

Spend 15 to 30 minutes each morning and evening in meditation. The greatest time to meditate is before a meal. If you can, try to meditate in a peaceful environment, but it’s alright if you can’t. Meditating is not hindered by noise.

Spend about a minute doing nothing except sitting quietly and closing your eyes. There will be thoughts, and that is alright. It is normal to think while you are meditating. After about a minute, begin softly repeating your mantra internally without moving your tongue or lips in the same natural way that thoughts arise. Till you have finished your meditation, slowly repeat your mantra. If you have any thoughts, quietly repeat your mantra. After you’ve finished your meditation, sit down and relax for a few minutes.

It’s acceptable if your chant occasionally comes out garbled. Sometimes you might not even be uttering your mantra; instead, it can just be a vibe or a feeling, and that’s fine. It’s acceptable if occasionally all of your thoughts and your chant vanish and all you are aware of is.

During meditation, it’s acceptable to nod off. After a few minutes of sleep, meditate for a while more before waking up and resting for 4-5 minutes.

|| OM NAMAH SHIVAY ||

Or

|| OM GANESHAYE NAMAH||

Common Mistakes while practicing Meditation

Do not attempt to meditate. The biggest error people make while meditating is to attempt it. Do nothing at all while you are meditating. You must do nothing at all when meditating.

Regular meditation is necessary to experience meditation’s advantages. There is nothing you can do to IMPLEMENT such advantages; they will arrive organically over time. Therefore, refrain from searching for specific sensations or indicators of success or failure in your meditation since doing so would prevent you from reaping its rewards.

You can become happier, more relaxed, and tranquil, and improve your relationships with others by meditating. If you meditate for six months, you might not notice any improvements until then, or you could. So just establish the practice of twice daily, consistent meditation, and then practice patience. It’s crucial to have a regular meditation practice. In addition, if you stop meditating, simply begin it again.

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