Yoga Therapy – Yogic Management of Some Common Diseases


Yogic Management of Some Common Diseases – Yoga Therapy

Complete Description with cause, Symptoms , types of disease and its Yogic Practices (Shatkarma, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra-Bandha, Relaxation , Meditation etc.)   

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ObesityObesity is the most common nutritional or the metabolic disorder. obesity is a condition in which excess body fat accumulates to such an extent that health may be negatively affected .obesity is commonly Defined by body mass index BMI. body mass index is a measurement criteria which compares weight and height of the person to categorise him or her as overweight Pre obase or obese. obesity in absolute terms is an increase of body adipose tissue tissue mass. obesity is considered as chronic( long term )disease, like high blood pressure or Diabetes.Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation ), Pawan Muktasana Part-1, Pawan Muktasana Part-2, Pawan Muktasana Part-3, Tadasana, Kati chakarasana, Urdva hastotanasana, Pawan Muktasana, vjrasana, Ushtraasana, Bhjangashana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Dhanurasana, Matsyasana, Matsyendrasana, Manduka AsanaNadishodhan, Suryabhedi, Bhrastrika, Bhramari, ShitaliJal Neti, Sutra Neti, Vastra Dhauti, Dand Dhauti, Kapal Bhati, Kunjal, Nauli, Vasti, Laghu Sankh Prakshalan, Vyutkarama KapalBhatiJyana Mudra, Apan Mudra, Tadagi MudraJalandhar Bhanda, Uddiyan Banda, Agani saar KriyaYoga Nidra, ShavasanaBreath Awareness, Om MeditationDietHereditaryMetabolismSedentary lifestylePsychological factorsBreathing disorder ,high cholesterol level, coronary artery disease ,high BP
Low back painMost people may experience low back pain at certain stages of their life span .it is characterized by pain ,stiffness and tension in the back .this pain can vary from Mile To severe.depending on duration, it can be short -lived a long- lasting. the lower back pain is the most common cause of job related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.There are two main types of low back pain.1. chronic low back pain :it is major cause of social and financial concerns as it is associated with impaired quality of life, loss of productivity and large Health Care expenses .2.acute or short term low back pain:it generally last from few days to few weeks .most acute back pain is mechanical in nature ,as a result of trauma to the lower back or due to disorders such as arthritis.Pawan Muktasana Part-1, Tadasana, Kati chakarasana, Urdva hastotanasana, Pawan Muktasana, Ushtraasana, Vkrasana, Bhjangashana, Marjari Asana, Mkarasana, Shalabh asana, Matsyasana, UdarakarshanNadishodhan, Suryabhedi, BhramariJal Neti, Sutra Neti, Tratak, Laghu Sankh PrakshalanJyana Mudra, Prana MudraYoga Nidra, ShavasanaBreath Awareness, Om MeditationPulling heavy weight incorrectly.Sitting in wrong posture in chair for long period.Twisting or overstretching of back.Overuse of the muscles usually due to support or repetative movements.Age ,heridity, constipation ,alcohol, stress and depression .these are the common causes of low back pain.Tension ,soreness and stiffness in lower back reason.Pain in the joints including the back, when walking and stiffness first thing in the morning or symptoms of arthritis.Neck pain and stiffness.Headache and muscle weakness.Problem in walking and sitting.
Yogic management of hypertensionHypertension also referred to as high blood pressure ,is a condition in which the arteries have continuous elevated blood pressure. blood pressure is the force of blood exerted against the blood vessel walls. every time the human heart beats, it pumps blood to the whole body through the arteries. the normal level for blood pressure is below 120 / 80 mmhg where 120 represent the systolic measurement (peak pressure in the arteries) and 80 represent the diastolic measurement (minimum pressure in the arteries) .blood pressure of 140 / 90 mmhg or above is considered hypertension.Hypertension may be classified as primary or secondary. 1.primary hypertension is the term for high blood pressure with unknown cause .it accounts for about 95% of cases .2.secondary hypertension is the term for high blood pressure with a known direct cause, such as Kidney Disease ,tumors or birth control pills .different types of hypertension are: primary hypertension (high blood pressure in the absence of any underlying disease)- benign hypertension, malignant hypertension .2 .secondary hypertension (elevated blood pressure due to some underlying disease )-cardiovascular hypertension, endocrine hypertension ,renal hypertension ,neurogenic hypertension and pregnancy induced hypertension.Tadasana, Kati chakarasana, Urdva hastotanasana, Pawan Muktasana, vjrasana, Ushtraasana, Gomukhasana, Shashank Asana, Vkrasana, Bhjangashana, MkarasanaNadishodhan, Chandra bhedi, Bhramari, Shitali, Shitkari, UjjayayiJal Neti, Sutra NetiJyana Mudra, Apan MudraMula BandhaYoga Nidra, Shavasana, AntarmaunBreath Awareness, Om Meditation, Soham MeditationIn over 90% of cases, the cause of high blood pressure is a unknown but several factors can increase the risk of developing the condition.Age andfamily history.Obesity also cause of the hypertension and the excess intake of salt ,because salt contains sodium which retains the fluid in the body that raises the blood pressure.Diet and physical inactivity .Alcohol consumption ,smoking and mental stress.Persistence headache.Blurred or double vision.Nose Bleeds.Shortness of breath.Loss of appetite.
Management of constipation.Constipation is a very common chronic disorder of the lower digestive system in which the elimination of solid wastes from the body becomes slow and inefficient. as a result their is a build -up of digestive and metabolic wastes in the large intestine ,which becomes flaccid as it loses its muscular tone.There are two types of constipation. primary constipation and secondary constipation. primary constipation have three parts slow transit constipation, pelvic floor dysfunction, normal transit constipation. Secondary constipation is the cause of metabolic dysfunction like Hypothyroidism and neurologic problem like Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injuriesSurya Namaskara (Sun Salutation ), Pawan Muktasana Part-2, Tadasana, Kati chakarasana, Urdva hastotanasana, Pawan Muktasana, vjrasana, Ushtraasana, Gomukhasana, Shashank Asana, Vkrasana, Bhjangashana, Shashank Bhujangasana, Marjari Asana, Mkarasana, Dhanurasana, Shalabh asana, Matsyasana, Bakasana, Matsyendrasana, Manduka Asana, Trikon Asana, Vrikshasna, Garudasana, Padmasana, Dandasana, UdarakarshanNadishodhan, Suryabhedi, Bhrastrika, BhramariVastra Dhauti, Dand Dhauti, Kunjal, Nauli, Vasti, Laghu Sankh PrakshalanJyana Mudra, Apan Mudra, Tadagi MudraJalandhar Bhanda, Uddiyan Banda, Mula Bandha, Agani saar KriyaYoga Nidra, Shavasana, AntarmaunOm MeditationSedentary Lifestyle.Lack of proper exercise.Poor dietary habits.Wrong toilet position.Mental stress and alcohol consumption ,oily and spicy food.Passing fever 3 stools a week.Feeling blocked rectum during the bowel movement.Straining to have bowel movement.Having lumpy or hard stool.Feeling tough to completely empty the stool from rectum.
Yogic management of arthritisArthritis is inflammation of the Synovial joints of the body and is one of the most common of all disabling diseases . The condition is characterized by pain, swelling ,redness ,heat and loss of function in one or more joints. those most often affected are the large weight bearing joints (hips ,knees and ankles) and small joints responsible for repeated ,finally articulated movement such as the fingers.1.Acute Arthritis,2. gout ,3.rheumatoid arthritis ,4.osteoarthritis.Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation ), Pawan Muktasana Part-1, Tadasana, Kati chakarasana, Urdva hastotanasana, Pawan Muktasana, vjrasana, Shashank Asana, Shashank Bhujangasana, Marjari AsanaNadishodhan, Bhrastrika, BhramariJal Neti, Sutra Neti, Kunjal, Laghu Sankh PrakshalanYoga Nidra, Shavasana, AntarmaunBreath Awareness, Om Meditation, Soham Meditationlack of proper Diet.Lack of exercise.Mental factors.Constipation.Obesity and alcohol consumption.Redness heating swelling and pain in joints.Loss of function.Problem to sitting and working.Too much swelling on weight-bearing joints like hips ,knees and ankles.
Yogic management of kidney stones.Kidney stones occur to metabolic and dietary imbalance in the body and reflect disturbance of the body's fluid and acid balance.There are three most common forms of kidney stones.1. oxalate stones,2. calcium or phosphate stones ,3. uric acid and urate stones.Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation ), Pawan Muktasana Part-1, Tadasana, Kati chakarasana, Urdva hastotanasana, Pawan Muktasana, vjrasana, Ushtraasana, Shashank Asana, Bhjangashana, Shashank Bhujangasana, Marjari Asana, Halasana, Shalabh asana, Matsyendrasana, Trikon Asana, DandasanaNadishodhan, Bhrastrika, BhramariNauli, Laghu Sankh PrakshalanUddiyan Banda, Mula Bandha, Agani saar KriyaYoga Nidra, ShavasanaBreath Awareness, Om Meditation, Soham MeditationExcessive salt or reduce water intake.Unsuitable diet containing excessive meat ,protein ,acid forming foods , milk and Milk products.Infective or ulcerative bladder.Urinary tract infection.Lever dysfunctioning.Pain in back ,belly and side.Pain and burning during urination.Nausea and vomiting.Blood in urine and smelly urine.Fever and chills.

there are foods which are allergic to asthma patient and such foods should be avoided .these foods include cold foods, ice cream, chocolate, milk and milk products , other stimulants, fruits like banana etc.                               Avoid ghee, batter, oily, spicy, and other kapha aggravating diet . foods which add to the mucus production should be specifically avoided. try to take warm/ water drinks . when you have asthma attack avoid taking food after sunset.

Yogic management of Some Common diseases

Yogic management of diabetes

The yogic practices are found to be useful in the management of diabetes mellitus through various research studies the aim of the UV treatment in the management of diabetes is of two fold

  1. To stimulate the pancreatic cells to produce adequate amount of insulin
  2. To reduce the insulin resistance   

The practices prescribed for the diabetes patient or as under:

  • shatkarmas:   Kunjal, vastra dhauti kapalbhati ,agnisar and nouli.
  • Asanas: tadasana, kati chakrasana, pawanmuktasana ,sarvangasana, matsyasana, HALAsan, gomukhasana, ardha matsyendrasana, mandukasan ,paschimottanasana, bhujangasan ,salabhasana ,dhanurasan, savasan.
  • Pranayama: nadishodhan ,suryavardhan, bhastrika and brahmari
  • Bandhas:  uddiyana Bandha
  • meditation: breath awareness, Om chanting and Om meditation

Yogic management of cervical Spondylitis

Yoga asanas Prove both palliative and curative in Spondylitis., especially in early and newly diagnosed cases, where minimal changes are detected in X rays. Asanas act  by reducing muscular tension and spasm and also by correcting posture. In addition they restore pranic balance in the neck, leading to regeneration of damaged tissues and reversal of abnormal bone growth.

The following practice program is prescribed for suffers of cervical Spondylitis.

it should be adopted slowly and carefully  under skilled guidance, and then practised each morning.

  • Asanas: pawanmuktasana part 1, especially Poorna Titli Aasana(full butterfly) Skandha Chakra ( shoulder socket rotation) and greeva sanchalana (neck movement )the neck rotation exercise should be performed carefully, vajrasana, shashankasana ,Shashank bhujangasana ,bhadrasana, dhanurasana, marjariasana , makarasana and sarpasana can be performed. Later on as the range of pain free movement increases, the
  • following Asana can be gradually adopted :padmasana ,matsyasana, yoga Mudra ,supta vajrasana ,Saral dhanurasana and ardha matsyendrasana . Avoid all the forward bending Asan.

sitting still in padmasana or other meditative postures,with the spinal cord straight and the head slightly back, for increasing lengths of time is very helpful .avoid all other aasana, especially inverted Asana, until marked improvement in the condition occurs.

  • Pranayama: Nadi shodhana stage 1 and 2 ,suryavardhan and bhramri.
  • shatkarma: Neti Kriya daily
  • Meditation: breath awareness, Om chanting, Om meditation.
  • Relaxation: yoga nidra in savasana. a neck support in the form of a soft pillow may be necessary.
  • Diet: maintain proper nutrition and diet to reduce and prevent excessive weight. diet with sufficient daily intake of calcium ,Phosphorus and Vitamin D helps to promote proper bone growth.

Yogic management of bronchial asthma

The role of Yoga in the management of bronchial asthma is well documented now .aim of the treatment in asthma should be to prevent the broncho- construction and to tackle the triggering factors. This is achieved gradually by the combined influence of yoga asanas Pranayama and shatkarma.

The following practices relief bronchial asthma ,lungs and mind.

Surya Namaskar: performed it slowly and with breath awareness. practice up to 7 rounds each morning at sunrise.

Asna:  those whose bodies are stiff should first practice the pawanmuktasana series for a few weeks .then commence some of the following :hasta uttanasana ,Dwi konasana ,marjariasana ,Shashank bhujangasana ,dhanurasana, pranamasana ,kandharasana, makarasana ,gomukhasana, simhasana, sarvangasana, Tolangulasana, parivrtta Janu sirsasana, baddha padmasana. these asanas helps to reshape the chest ,improve posture, strengthen the spinal column ,promote the flow of inhibited and blocked  nervous energy and Rebalance and restore the whole body. practice all the asana full Awareness of the breath as well as body.

  • Pranayama: Full yogic breathing, Nadi shodhan Pranayama, Surya Bhedi Pranayama, brahmari ,bhastrika.
  • Shatkarma :Jal Neti ,Sutra Neti, kapalbhati ,vastra dhauti ,Kunjal.
  • Meditation :Om chanting ,Om meditation .         
  • Special practice: yoga nidra/ Antar Mouna.
  • Diet :the diet play an important role in the management of asthma.      

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