Everybody feels blue from time to time, but when depression persists for a long time, it can suppress your energy for living. Yoga asks you to be in the moment and to let go of the chatter in your brain. Once that chatter is released, you should be able to feel your emotions more clearly and think through what your really need and want. Yoga can be a mind/body solution to some of our problems, and the exercise, coupled with correct breath patterns, centres your thoughts and can help to lift your mood. symptoms of mild depression. Its exercises can help to improve circulation, sending invigorating oxygen to the brain and muscles, and stretching and strengthening movements flush toxins from the body.