Diseases The Truth About Yoga And Modern Western Health Issues Part 1

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Except For Very Few Diseases, All Health Problems Can Be Cured and/or Prevented Through The Means of The Practice of Yogasans.

Mankind is responsible for all his ailments and health problems, and that is why through asanas, pranayam, mudra, bandha, yam, niyam – one can easily lead a very healthy, happy, peaceful life, free from sickness and ill-health. Presented here are various ailments, and the curative asanas that can prevent and heal.

PLEASE BE ADVISED that while one is practicing the asanas, not to stop taking the medication as advised by the doctor; although if one does the practice correctly and regularly they will have no need for medicines. And so, it is better that instead of stopping medication, let go gradually as you see your health getting better.ūüĎć

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Symptoms:Hernia is of many types. Swelling can take place from the lower abdominal area, this is called inguinal area. Other kinds of hernia are incision hernia, femoral hernia, these can get aggravated during a cough but can subside again. Sometimes the pain can increase in them.

Yogic Treatment:Paschimottanasana, Janusirasan, Yoga mudra, Anulom vilom, Uddhiyaan bandh, You can also practice Prithvi mudra and varun Mudra.

Precautions:Don’t carry heavy weight, cycling, kick-starting a bike,¬†etc. should be avoided, and don’t practice any of the back-bending asanas.


Symptoms:Pain in the throat, sneezing, blocked nose, red eyes, etc are the usual symptoms.ūüė∑

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Yogic Treatment:To build up heat in the body, practice Surya Namaskar, amongst the cleansing kriyas – kapalabhati, jal neti, vaman and Surya bhedan pranayam, surya mudra etc are all useful.

Precautions:Avoid cold things such as rice, banana, milk, yogurt, cashew-nuts.


Symptoms: None or very slight movement in the bowels, heaviness in the lower abdominal area, depression of mind, laziness and no wish to do any work etc are the usual symptoms of one suffering from constipation.

YogaFX Hatha Yoga RYS 200 Hour Teacher Training School Ubud BaliYogic Treatment: Tadasan, Udrakshasan, Kati Chakrasan, Surya Namaskar, Bhujangasan, Konasan and all the twisting asanas, Nadi Shodan, Mahabandh, Ashwini Mudra, and amongst the cleaning kriyas Nauli and Agnisaar should be practiced.

Precautions:Drink a lot of water.ūü•§


Symptoms: Inability to sleep, loss of appetite, no interest in work or any other activity such as reading, watching television, sadness, melancholy are the usual signs of depression. 

Hopelessness helplessness lack of enthusiasm and focusūüė®

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Yogic Treatment:Surya Namaskar is very useful practice for those suffering from depression. Chakrasan, Setubandhasan, Pavanmuktasan and Shavasan. Alongside practice Anulom Vilom, Bhramri, Kapalabhati and also the kriyas РVaman Kriya and Jal Neti.

Forgetfulness is the mental state.


Symptoms: Frequent need to urinate, weakness, tiredness and fatigue, excess of hunger and thirst, aches in the body. Diabetes occurs when there is low insulin in the body, some of the factors are:

‚úÖWhen the pancreas does not produce insulin.

‚úÖInsulin produced is not able to be absorbed by the body.

‚úÖSometimes, diabetes can occur in expecting mothers – this is because the body is not able to produce enough insulin.

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Yogic Treatment:Paschimottansan, Tadasan, Vakrasan, Surya Namaskas Yoga Mudra, Vajrasan, Sarvangasan, Matsyasan, Halasan and in pranayam, Anulomlom, Nadi Shodan, Plus Vaman and Neti kriyas.


Symptoms:Frequent loose motions. In case of a feeling of extreme tiredness and loss of weight, excessive thirst, drinking glucose or lemon water with salt and sugar added is very helpful. It is also important to consult a doctor and then do yoga.

Please note that in cases of diarrhea, heart problems or any chronic disease…

it is advisable to consult a doctor first rather than doing one’s own treatment with yoga

Yogic Treatment:Prepare a khichari just like when doing the Shankh Prashasalan kriya, and consume only this. There will be immediate relief.


Heart problems can be of many kinds for example: heart failure, heart attack valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, etc.

YogaFX Hatha Yoga RYS 200 Hour Teacher Training School Ubud BaliCauses: High blood pressure, problems in the heart valve, disease of the lungs, excessive alcohol or drug intake, kidney problems.

Yogi Treatment:Every morning and evening, practice Bhraman, Surya Namaskar, Siddhasan and Yoga Nidra. In Pranayam practice Anulom Worn, Nadi Shodan, Chandra Bhedan, Ujjayee but refrain from Kapalabhati, Bhastrika and Surya Bhedan. These are to be avoid.. The three bandhas are good to practice but more benefit is gained from the Hridya Mudra.

Precautions:Always keep the prescribed medicine by the doctor close to you. Weigh yourself everyday and keep a record and if the weight increases to 54 or 1 kg in a day, inform your doctor. Avoid alcohol and regularly practice yoga. 

If swelling occurs in the feet place them on a pillow when going to sleep


Symptoms:Any Illness stays for a long time. Fever, headaches, weakness, tiredness, loose motions, loss of weight, dry cough, diarrhea for more than a week etc, a combination of these are some of the usual symptoms of HIV+.

Depressive state of mind very low energy are also some of the signs of the HIV+

YogicTreatment:Sarvangasan, Halasan, Matsyasan, Setubhandhasan, Chakrasan, Vajrasan and the Pranayarns to be practiced are Anulom Vilom, Nadi Shodan, Bhramari, Bhastiika, in the cleansing kriyas Shank Prasha, Wn and Amroli are very beneficial.


YogaFX RYT 200 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training BaliSymptoms:Belching, sourness, flatulence, inability to digest food taken, excessive wind in the stomach, burning felt in the lungs and heart area, pain in the chest and stomach, changes in breathing rate and pain In the ear are some of the symptoms of acidity.ūü§ģ

Yogic Treatment:Uddhiyaan Bandh, Vajrasan, Ushtasan, Pavan Muktasan, Agnisaar kriya, Vaman kriya, Brahmamudra and Yoga Mudra, are all good for curing acidity.

Precautions:Drink a glass of water right after waking up in the morning, and the acidity level gets controlled. Eating tulsi (Holy basil) leaves is also very beneficial, as is taking amla (gooseberry) Powder ‚ÄĘ this calms down the acidic level.


YogaFX Ashtanga RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training Seminyak BaliSymptoms: Low hemoglobin count in the blood, paleness, thinness, tiredness, pain in the chest, strain while breathing, pain in the stomach, loss of weight, etc.

Yogic Treatment:Paschimottansana, Sarvangasan, Matsyasan, Halasan, Surya Namaskar and in pranayam ‚ÄĘ Nadi Shodan, Anulom Vilom, Chandra bhedan and Ujjayee are useful. In kriyas, Neti and Kapalbhati are very beneficial.


Symptoms:Remaining stressed and worried, trembling of the body, suspicious attitude, thinking for a long time on small incidents, excessive sweating, dry mouth, difficulty in breathing.

Yogic Treatment:Uttan Padasan (first with one foot each and then with both the feet), Bhujangasan, Yoga Mudra, Vakrasan, Ardhamatsyendrasan, Surya Namaskar, Yoga Nidra (Shavasan) and in the Pranayam: Anulom Vilom, Nadi Shodan, Bhastrika, Bhramari are all very good. In the cleansing Kriyas, Vaman Kriya, Neti and Tratak are very helpful.


Symptoms:Any kind of pain in the joints of the body are considered as symptoms of Arthritis. Arthritis is of two kinds:

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1. Os-ten Arthritis – Takes place more in the elderly

2. Rheumatoid Arthritis – Can affect any age group

3. Gout Arthritis – Affects mainly the youth.

Yogic Treatment:Yogi Suksham exercises are very good for those suffering from arthritis. Yoga Nidra is also useful. Amongst the pranayam – Anulom Vilom, Nadi Shodan, Bhramari, Ujjayee are all beneficial and in the cleansing kriyas- Kapalabhati, Vaman Kriya and Neti are very good.


Symptoms:Difficulty in breathing, narrowing or tightening of the air passage in the lungs, regular colds and coughs, quickened breathing, allergies and a running nose are some of the signs of Asthma.

Yogic Treatment:Gaumukhasan, Uttan Mandukasan, Parvatasan, Surya Namaskar, Sarvangasan, Mararasan, Ushtrasan, Setubhandasan, Vradh padmasan and Shavasan should all be practiced. Anulom Vilom, Nadi Shodan are beneficial pranayams and from the cleansing kriyas – Kapalabhati, Neti, Vastradhauti and Vaman Dhauti are very useful.

Precautions:One should avoid rice and non-vegetarian food. Vegetarian food is good but one should also refrain from dairy products such as milk, cheese and paneer.


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Yogic Treatment:Bhujangasan- A,B,C,D including all the back bending asanas are very good for those suffering from back pain, but forward bending asanas should be avoided. In Pranayam – Anulom Vilom, Nadi Shodan, Ujjayee, Bhramari should be practiced. Vaman Kriya is also very good.


This is a disease of the modern lifestyle. It is also called Hyper Tension.

Symptoms:Overweight, heaviness in the head, rapid and shallow breathing, extreme tiredness, loss of sleep, quickened pulse rate, tightness in the chest, redness in the face and ears, are some of the symptoms of high blood pressure.

Yogic Treatment:Vajrasan, Gaumukhasan, Padmasan, Vakrasan, Ardhashalabhasan, Makrasan, Pavan Muktasan, Ardha Matsyendrasan, Vrikshasan and Tadasan. Amongst the pranayam –Anulom Vilom, Nadi Shodan, Chandrabhedan, Shitali, Ujjayee,¬†Bhramari and meditation, Byaan Mudra are good practices for keeping this ailment away.

Taking a spine bath with fresh water and mud bath are also very helpful


This is the opposite of Hyper Tension and is also called Hypo Tension.

Symptoms:Irregular heart beat, quickened breathing, pain in the chest, low blood volume, etc are some of the usual symptoms.

YogaFX Hatha Yoga RYS 200 Hour Teacher Training School Ubud BaliYogic Treatment:Surya Namaskar, Matsyasan, Ushtrasan, Chakrasan are helpful for those suffering from low blood pressure. The pranayams to be practiced are Suryabhedan, Nadi Shodan, Bhastrika and Kapalbhati, but one must rest in Shavasan afterwards. Mulabandh, Jalandhar Bandh and Uddhiyaan Bandh are considered good. A drink prepared by boiling the bark of the Arjuna is considered very good.


Symptoms:A heavy cough due to infection in the lungs is a symptom of Bronchitis.

Yogic Treatment:Asthma and bronchitis are similar and so one can follow the same exercises. Vayu Mudra is also very good.


Any part of the body can become cancerous and be struck with the deadly disease. Cancer of the lungs induces harsh coughing with blood in the phlegm.

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Breast Cancer makes the tissues swell and there is also pain

Cancer can strike anywhere; one should immediately consult a doctor and take the prescribed medicine as advised.

Yogic Treatment:Surya Namaskar is extremely beneficial for cancer patients, so are the pranayams – Nadi Shodan, Anulom Vilom, Bhramari and Ujjayee. Practice of these will bring a lot of relief. Amroli Mudra is extremely useful.


YogaFX Seminyak RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course BaliFor those who are frequently troubled by worrisome thoughts and nervousness, the practice of Surya Namaskar is extremely useful. With this also make a practice of Sarvangasan, Halasan, Matsyasan, Setubhandasan, Yoga Mudra, Chakrasan, Vakrasan, to get rid of a worrying habit. The pranayams one can practice are Anulom Vilom, Nadi Shodan, Ujjaayee and from the cleansing kriyas Kapalabhati and the three bandhas are very good practice.

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