Heal depression from Heart: Depression and it’s resolution principles 

Let's dive into one of the most crucial topics of our time - depression. In today's world, it's become all too common, but unfortunately, it's still considered taboo to talk about it openly. As a result, many people who are suffering are left to deal with it alone, without the help they need.

That's why we're here to shake things up with a series of blogs dedicated to tackling depression head-on. Our goal is to empower you and your loved ones to manage depression, anxiety, and stress as a community. Together, we can create a safe and supportive space where everyone can find the help and healing they need.

So, buckle up and get ready for a journey towards a brighter, more peaceful future!

Recognizing Depression: How to Identify the Signs and Symptoms

Diagnostic methods like blood testing, X-rays, and MRI scans make it simple to spot physical sickness.Nonetheless, we lack resources for diagnosing depression.

It would be helpful if we could first identify the root causes of depression. what takes place internally during a depression

Generally, determining whether or not a person is depressed is quite difficult. Even though they may dance, laugh, and attend parties, some people might well be depressed on the inside. The person seems to be having a wonderful time.

Individuals who have suffered from depression may attest to the fact that a depressed person doesn't really feel content within, even if they are laughing outwardly. There is a feeling of emptiness inside.


To understand how a person feels internally during depression, I will discuss two essential signs of depression:

  1. Numbness : Feeling of numbness within even though externally we are pretending to be normal. 
  2. Lack of movement: No desire to move physically, mentally or emotionally. 

In this series, you'll discover how to deal with depression on all four levels—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—in humans.

I recall Margaret Neal, an anthropologist. The question, "What is the first evidence of civilization in culture?" was posed to her by a student once.

"In ancient culture, when a person's thigh bone is shattered due to any reason, and if a person gets recovered from the facture with the support of the tribe with whom he lives, such civilization is termed civilised society," she responded.

Nevertheless, it could be a little challenging to comprehend the connection between civilization and the thigh bone.

An ancient human who broke a thigh bone would be unable to run away from any animal encounters, which was a basic survival activity when humans lived in the woodlands.

In this culture, the individual being treated denotes:

  1. Up to a certain point, medical science has advanced.
  2. The individual was moved from several locations with assistance and support from others.

This is how Margaret Neal defined the earliest evidence of civilisation in society.

Today I'd want to redefine the civilisation that is relevant in the modern period. Mental health issues including stress, anxiety, and depression are the concerns that society today is dealing with.

I would consider our society to be civilised if someone can overcome depression or anxiety without the use of medication but with the assistance of friends, family, and relatives.

The purpose of this series is to move you to a civilised atmosphere where you may not only assist yourself but also your loved ones in overcoming mental health issues.

So what is the approach we are using in this series to overcome depression? 

The principles and tools that will be discussed in the series are based on an in-depth understanding of modern psychology and ancient spirituality. Understanding the principles shared will help you to utilise the tools shared effectively and enable you to create your own tools for well-being. 

Taking it further 

The two challenges that a person faces during depression are 
  1. Numbness 
  2. Lack of movement / No desire to move 
To overcome these challenges, we have to look at two ancient spiritual principles, which are:
  1. Sensitivity: We will learn how to increase our sensitivity 
  2. Reconnecting with our deeper self 

These principles assist us in overcoming the challenges that are associated with depression.

Most of the time, when a person is depressing, they are aware of the necessity of undertaking a set of essential actions, but their minds become blank and the burden of pending tasks leads them to sink further into depression. So, how can you break this cycle?

Most of the time, we are unaware of how this vicious cycle is unfolding. The first step is to focus our attention. Scan the body with your attention; pay attention to how you are sitting, including your legs, thighs, back, chest, shoulders, hands, and face muscles.

Direct your focus on your hand, clench it, and spread the fingers. By raising your hands, you can watch how your body moves.

This is a simple and beautiful approach to begin taking the first steps towards battle. These steps shift energy across a physical plane. Start out small and pay attention to your motions.

Direct access to the mind and emotions is quite challenging when depressed. The secret lies in these simple initial steps.

Another crucial principle to remember is:

Each physiological change in your body influences your psychological state, and any psychological shift in your impacts your body. It is simple to produce movement through our physical body since it is more gross than our mind.

Later in the series, we'll look at ways to produce movement on the mental plane.

Once you've completed this basic step, try to stretch your body, opening your hands, and facing the sky. This causes a motion of freshness in the mind, making you feel calm and pleased. These moments end the previous mental pattern that had you trapped.

How to maintain the constancy of this movement is another difficulty that arises during a depression.

There are two things to understand here. One is being aware that things won't always be simple and effortless; you'll need to voluntarily take a few actions. With this understanding, you will be mentally prepared to begin the first steps towards recovery from depression.

Having this prior knowledge gives you a plan of action to help you overcome depression rather than leaving you feeling helpless.

The second thing I've observed at rehab centres is the development of self-confidence in someone who has successfully recovered from depression. They start to take baby steps playfully.

Now you've learnt how to work on our physical plane and what the first steps are for a depressed person to take. You'll discover how to generate movement on the mental plane and How to get out of a mental state of numbness in the next blog. 

About the Author:

Shoonyo is a visionary and spiritual mentor. After 18 years of meditation and significant research into mind powers, NLP, martial arts practice with a black belt, healing practices, and deeper spiritual practices, he experienced the clarity of awakened space and began sharing with seekers.

Shoonyo worked as a business intelligence manager in London for 10 years. He abandoned an opulent international corporate career to guide people towards awakening space.

Shoonyo now runs 3 ventures in India; Corporate training and leadershipOne:One mentoring for business owners, and a mental wellness NGO known as Shoonyo Foundation.

Other than business ventures, he has authored two books: " Looking for the obvious", an amazing work of spiritual fiction; and "Embodying Bhagavad Gita," a nine-month practical course on the Bhagavad Gita. He is Amazon's # 3 best-selling author and is cherished by elite readers.