Shared Left Border


What's New on
AYP Plus?

AYP Retreats
Worldwide Listing

Weekly Global
Meditation and
Healing Samyama

Local Contacts
Meditation Groups,
Training & Retreats

Key L

Lesson Tweets

Start Lessons Here

Desire - Bhakti

Deep Meditation


Spinal Breathing



Sambhavi Mudra

Asanas - Postures


Yoni Mudra

Uddiyana - Nauli

Navi Kriya

Kechari Mudra

Chin Pump

Eight Limbs of Yoga

Samyama & Siddhi

Spinal Bastrika

Heart Breathing

Yoga Nidra
Cosmic Samyama

Mantra Enhancements

Solar Centering



Vajroli Mudra

Whole Body Mudra

Yogic Diet






Nectar Cycle


Sensitivity Issues

Spirits & Entities


Jnana - Advaita

End of Suffering

Karma Yoga

Dare to Dream

Evolution of Action

Prayer & Healing

Yoga for Children


Summary of Practices

Time Management

Modifications to
Baseline System





More Resources

AYP Plus

Support Forums

AYP Survey

audioicon1.jpg (812 bytes)
AYP on Radio & TV

Yoga FAQ

Sanskrit Glossary

AYP Books & Audio


AYP Books Flyer

Extended Booklist


Press Releases

Articles & Media


Website Traffic

AYP-Related Websites

Social Networks



AYP Public Forums
AYP Public Forums
AYP Home | Main Lessons | Tantra Lessons | Yoga FAQ | AYP Books
Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Forum FAQ | Search
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums Forums
 Yoga, Career and Money
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  


217 Posts

Posted - May 30 2011 :  12:43:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Message
For most of my life I've either had jobs I hate or jobs I love but don't pay enough. Twenty five years ago I was diagnosed with heart disease from a family malady called hyper-cholestorol. I was in construction for many years so I had to limit that. I also tried politics, which I loved, but got me nowhere and teaching which I loved but just didn't work out. So boo hoo. But now for the past few years I feel like doing nothing, there seems to be no new avenues to pursue and no interests in anything. My only real happiness is in helping out with my grandson. I started meditating seriously just over a year ago hoping it would clear my mind a bit, or deminish my ADD and depression, or help with my boredom and hopelessness... Well all of it.
I've been to therapy, 12 step programs and some other stuff, all of which helped a bit but have little effect. I guess I sound very negative but on the lighter side, I do feel meditations and AYP is helping. My one and only question is: Will I ever feel like doing anything again? Or is the party over? I was very active and pursuant of things when I was younger, things that all turned to sand as they say. I'm 57 now. Is my drive for anything other than Yoga going to come back? Is there, was there any similar dimwits like me out there that lost it but got it back? Knowing I will once again feel something for life and living other than the fear of death would be a great help.
Thanks, and sorry if I sound like such a bring-down; especially in such a great forum as this; just trying to be honest


1 Posts

Posted - May 30 2011 :  4:31:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
I've been chronically depressed for the last 25 years. During that time I have meditated off and on, with variable results. I've found that my depression was heavily biological, meaning that it was greatly influenced by diet, exercise, and other physiological factors, and fairly resistant to psychological therapy. I restricted my carbohydrate and gluten intake (adopting a "primal" diet), and I established a regular exercise routine of running, yoga, and hiking. Now my meditation is much more rewarding than it was before, and possibilities seem to exist where there were none apparent before. There are quite a few books out there regarding the holistic treatment of depression. My personal favorite is "Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way", which is yoga-centric.
In general, I'd say that if I found a way forward, then anyone can, once they find a comprehensive approach that works for them. And don't rule out SSRI's--I found one to be very helpful for several years, allowing me to establish new routines. Fortunately, I no longer need it. Best of luck to you...
Go to Top of Page


217 Posts

Posted - May 30 2011 :  5:44:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much for the advice. That's my life to a tea!
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
AYP Public Forums © Contributing Authors (opinions and advice belong to the respective authors) Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.14 seconds. Snitz Forums 2000

SAVE on AYP Plus
Discount Subscriptions

Direct Downloads

eBooks - PDF, EPUB

FREE eBooks with
MP3 AudioBooks

SAVE  with Bundled
Multi-Title Downloads

Preview AYP Books
(PDF Books Flyer)

Easy Lessons

Advanced Yoga Practices Book

Adventure Novel

The Secrets of Wilder Novel

Enlightenment Series

Deep Meditation Book

Spinal Breathing Pranayama Book

Tantra Book

Asanas, Mudras & Bandhas Book

Samyama Book

Diet, Shatkarmas and Amaroli Book

Self-Inquiry Book

Bhakti and Karma Yoga Book

Eight Limbs of Yoga Book

Eight Limbs of Yoga Book

Questions & Answers

Additional Translations of AYP

AYP Home  Main Lessons  Tantra Lessons  Support Forums  Topic Index  Interviews  Videos  Site Search  Links Section  Testimonials  AYP Survey  Traffic  Books  Downloads  Contact