When I started practicing yoga, I had already lived with severe depression and suicide attempts for 23 years.  Those first 7 years of practice helped me manage thoughts about suicide.  At the same time, the depression actually became much more intense.  I started practicing Amrit Yoga in March of 2009.  I had 3 months before I began my teacher training and I wanted to understand the practice.  Those 3 months did more for me than the previous 7 years combined.  They stopped the depression I had lived with for 30 years.  My wife said this about my practice, “I am so glad you have this yoga.  Without it, this would have destroyed you and you would have destroyed our family.”