Article by Shraddha Iyer
Anyone who has experienced the sway of mood swings can tell you how undesirable and overwhelming they are. More so, how powerless they can make you feel. Mood swings stem from various factors of which the most common one is an inability to manage and cope with stress on a daily basis.
Mood swings are often side effects or symptoms from various ailments, physical and mental. For example, mood swings are a common symptom among people who are suffering from anxiety, depression, mania or bipolar disorders. A basic imbalance in hormones can have you feeling elated, happy to sad, anxious to distraught or even seriously depressed and suicidal.
Yoga provides for the perfect neutral zone where these emotions are put to rest and are allowed to take a back seat. For a while, consider your mind to be a busy park with screaming, crying and joyous children. Now introduce your mind to the practice of Yoga and meditation, the effect is similar to that of when it's way past the bedtime of those children and now you can take a relaxing stroll through the park.
Most importantly, Yoga allows you to release and recover. Extreme mood swings can be brutal and can at times lead to changes in personality. The best way to heal your body and mind seems to be to lay out that yoga mat and lay down on it.