Yoga is a system of physical and mental self-improvement and final liberation that people have been using for thousands of years. Yoga is a science which is common to all and whole humanity in its true nature of efficacy, results and applications. Yoga is a centuries-old guide to healthy living developed by ancient Indian sages. With its unique blend of physical exercises, psychological insight, and philosophy, it can help you to bring your body, mind, and spirit into better balance. Yoga takes a holistic approach to life, enabling you to experience complete equilibrium inside and out. Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the world. It is estimated that there are 350 million people worldwide who have some form of depression. Indians are among the worlds most depressed, according to a (WHO) World Health Organization-sponsored study. So to addressing such type of huge problem in present scenario we have to take help of yoga and mind relaxing technique. Present study intended to review research work has been performed on using yoga to alleviate depression. This review will focus on how yoga is being useful to treat depression. Findings from this review will be used to determine areas of further study and implications for clinical social work practice.
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