Yoga Helps Manage Disorders

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Practice Asanas To Manage Disorders

Managing disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Heart Burn and Acid Reflux, Temporary Mandibular Joint (TMJ), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Before you do anything, as a rule, check with your doctor first.

Practice yoga/controlled breathing/meditation/visualization techniques regularly and get both mental and physical uplift.

Stress itself is the cause behind many illnesses mental and physical, and Yoga with its ability to effectively reduce daily life stresses and anxiety in turn reduces and manages all other outcomes of stress as well.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Yoga increases the blood flow towards the digestive tract and is a proven way of managing issues related with digestion and helps stabilize digestion (and in many cases alleviates and prevents as well with a proper diet and in conjunction with healthy habits). It is helpful in managing IBS, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating and nausea. Practice asanas like twists and those that massage the internal organs and get relief.

TMJ: Practices asanas that release shoulder and neck tension, and those that bring the flow of blood towards the cranium and TMJ (downward facing dog, shoulder stand, fish pose, bridge pose, full wheel, legs up the wall…) Headstand should be avoided since it may put extra pressure in the TMJ. Meditation and especially visualization techniques to “unhinge you jaws,” to “relax and let go” are extremely helpful.

Heart Burn and Acid Reflux: Calming the mind and body is essential in relieving any disorder. Poses like Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Cat Pose (Marjariasana/Bidalasana), half spinal twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana), Easy Pose (Sukhasana), Wind-relieving Pose (Pavanmuktasana), and Corpse pose (Savasana) are excellent in calming all senses. 

OCD: Kundalini Yoga – breathing in and out through your left nostril stimulates the right side of the brain that controls emotions and psychiatric stability – is highly effective (closing the right nostril, inhaling through the left for 15 seconds, holding for 15 seconds and exhaling for 15 seconds and repeating this cycle). This in conjunction with meditation proves to be very effective in managing OCD. 

Above all change the way you think, for attitude is everything, and changing your attitude can be life transformational. Living a yogic way of life is an answer to life issues, since the limbs of yoga is all inclusive and very comprehensive. Make this your way of life and see your life bloom.  ~ Umang Goel

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