Three Yoga Poses for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

March 30, 2014 Becky Oberg

Yoga, an ancient Hindu exercise designed to bring spiritual enlightenment, has slowly gained in popularity in the West. It has many health benefits, including some benefits for borderline personality disorder and other severe mental illnesses. More Than Borderline's Becky Oberg demonstrates three easy poses: Mountain, Warrior, and Downward-Facing Dog.

Yoga can increase relaxation and mental health. In fact, yoga poses can even help borderline personality disorder. Here are 3 poses that can help BPD.

According to, yoga's mental health benefits include mental calmness, stress reduction and body awareness, which leads to increased self-confidence. Yoga teaches us mindfulness, which is especially useful for managing symptoms of borderline personality disorder. Disengaging your thoughts and focusing on your breathing can help your mental health before, during and after a crisis.

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APA Reference
Oberg, B. (2014, March 30). Three Yoga Poses for People with Borderline Personality Disorder, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, December 9 from

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