When All Is Not Well: Depression and Sadness -- A Yogic Perspective

When All Is Not Well: Depression and Sadness -- A Yogic Perspective

I've heard so many people tell those who suffer depression to just "cheer up." I wonder if they really believe that it’s that simple.

Depression isn't just sadness. It is emptiness, it is misery. It is pain and nothingness at once. When you are truly depressed you lack the ability or will to cheer yourself up. No one just “has depression.” You suffer from it.

Even with all our scientific advances, depression remains one of the most mysterious mental illnesses. Anti-depressants don’t work for everyone just like meditation and vacations don’t work for many others. Ayurvedic and yogic texts dating as back as 5000 years called depression, vishada, a toxic state of mind.

In this profoundly insightful work, Om Swami categorizes depression into three types to help you see how a different approach is needed to cure each type. Beautifully woven with soul-stirring case-studies and yogic wisdom, you will gain a new perspective on depression and sadness.

Title:When All Is Not Well: Depression and Sadness -- A Yogic Perspective
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    When All Is Not Well: Depression and Sadness -- A Yogic Perspective Reviews

  • Arunayan Sharma

    Some good ways to heal yourself when you are in depression and feeling so. This book given some examples with methods to deal with various situation based depression. You may read it, either for you o...

  • Faizan

    Depression is not absence of happiness. It is absence of life and of will. This book has depression in its original form. No idiotic stories, no climax or drama or fiction. Words full of sadness and m...

  • Arcopol Chaudhuri

    I began reading the book at a very difficult phase in my life. Om Swami's words proved to be a soothing balm, thankfully. It is often said that one must not hesitate to reach out to their friends and ...

  • Ananya Ghosh

    While I love reading and listening to Om Swami but this book did not resonate with me. All the case studies mentioned in the book imply that depression can be overcome when someone loves you or when y...

  • Richa

    There are times in our life when we have no control over what we feel and why are we feeling that way. We don't have any concrete answers to justify our actions or thought process because what is goin...

  • Nitin Bunker

    Not what I expected.But got to learn about Depression....

  • Mehul

    This is the best book on Depression so far. A very small and to the point description. I've read all books of Om Swami and I must say that his work is out of the world. He doesn't write books, he writ...

  • Ashish Gourav

    It is an amazing insight into the dynamics of the most talked about mental ailment, "Depression". This offers more solace to a sad/morose person or if I may say depressed person than any other piece I...

  • Jay Zes

    Buy a copy. Read it. Buy one more. Gift it to someone who has had an encounter or suffers from depression or someone who lives with someone like that. This is the most concise and compassionate book I...

  • Tamara Indulekha

    A must read for anyone who has ever suffered anxiety or depressive episodes. Very practical and helpful. ...