Bhagavad Gita and Mental Health: A Transdiagnostic Perspective

Mental Disorders are a wide range of multiple conditions with symptoms like reduced ability to concentrate, affects of deep sadness, inability to manage daily stress, sleeping disorders, strong feelings of fear, worry, guilt, etc. Such symptoms can either be common or severe in nature. Bhagavad Gita talks about multiple techniques such as Meditation and Contemplation, the Yogic practice of Pranayama (breathing exercises) – Surrender and Offering (Yajna), Mindfulness, for developing a larger perspective of self-others-universe and the divine.

Yoga to Overcome the Effects of Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the daily routines and “normal” lifestyle patterns of the individuals. From Dietary, Activity to Sleep schedules, every part of healthy living was altered with massive lockdowns and psycho-social changes induced by the pandemic.
Lifestyle practices, like Yoga, can enhance resilience and either prevent depression or lower its severity in the event of significant stress upon mind pertaining to the unavoidable circumstances like a Pandemic.

Yoga For Mental Health

To think, perform, interact and enjoy life in all of its entirety one has to take care of both internal and external upkeep of the body. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the brunt of psycho-social problems like anxiety, stress and depression among the masses, hence, practicing Yoga may help in alleviating the stress-related problems and is also effective in managing psycho-social problems like stress, anxiety, depression, sleep-related problems, aggression, poor attention, behavioural problems, and more.