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A strong, vibrant, flexible body is a potent adversary against depression.
We cannot fully live without inhabiting the body –- it is the source of our awareness, an instrument of our will, the realm of our most intense desires.
Body & Movement therapies are beneficial when depression saps the physical body, siphoning off energy, pleasure, and drive. In therapeutic massage, touch and manipulation help to release tension, emotions, even memories that are stored In the deep connective tissues of the body. In yoga, tai chi and qigong, mind and body breathe and move in synchrony, evoking a tranquility that is both energizing and restorative.