Yoga for Woman the complete woman in you

Today’s woman plays a more pivotal role in the family, community and society than ever before. Her expanding foray in various walks of life demands more physical endurance, emotional stability and mental strength. Time management is yet another crucial factor and keep most women away from adopting an exercise regime. Yoga is a simple yet most effective answer to it. With no special equipment required, this regime can be adopted at any time, with no demanding physical conditions. This regime can be continued without any consideration from place. Many yoga postures don’t even require women leave their work stations. The physical anatomy of women make it all the more important to follow a regime to stay healthy as the age increases.

Yoga helps in increasing flexibility, improving coordination, and extending range of motion. It is a good routine for the cardio, respiratory, and circulatory systems and is especially helpful to alleviate the lower back pain common in women before menstruation and during pregnancy.

Yoga can help ease the pain that goes with Menstruation, stress, fatigue and ensure an easier child delivery. Yoga poses are also designed to tone and exercise the muscles of the body to eliminate excess fat, and make it even more flexible and stronger.

During  the first trimester of pregnancy, standing Yoga Poses are advised as this helps to strengthen the legs, promote circulation, generate energy, and may reduce leg cramps. It is also suitable to do some stretching such as the hamstrings stretch to avoid backache. During the second and third trimester, one may reduce the time spent for practicing the yoga asanas to prevent fatigue and overwork. Post this duration, yoga should not be practiced.

Menopause is yet another stage a woman goes through. It is accompanied by various physical and emotional changes. This is attributed by drastic change in hormone secretion patterns. Practicing yoga in these stages can reduce the aftermath. The weakening of bones can be avoided that is caused due to reduced absorption of calcium after menopause. In our various sections we have listed the various poses and bandh that can be practiced in accordance to problems that surface. In additions to remedial initiative, one should try to incorporate yoga in the early stages of life for youth and endurance.


Yoga is an ancient tradition of holistic health. To practice yoga during pregnancy is perhaps the healthiest way to well -being and good health for an expectant mother. Yoga helps to achieve flexibility, relieve stress and prepare the woman for childbirth. Importantly, the discomfort during pregnancy can be relieved through the practice of yoga.
Pregnancy is a time to nurture yourself. It is well- known that the growing baby in the womb is capable of feeling the effects of tension and stress. Therefore, it is of vital importance for the expectant mother to feel relaxed at all times. Yoga assists in promoting a tranquil state of mind, which is very important for the health of the mother and the baby.

Symptoms –

Early pregnancy is characterized by nausea, lethargy and loss of appetite. This condition can be alleviated through ‘shatkarmas’, techniques to cleanse the body of its’ toxins.

Other symptoms are:

  • Morning sickness
  • Tenderness and swelling of breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga:

  1. Releases tension, restores energy and provides an understanding of the changing body.
  2. Facilitates proper blood circulation in the lower limbs which is generally affected during conception.
  3. Quiets the mind and relaxes the nervous tension owing to the anticipation of labor.
  4. Opens up the pelvic region by working on the hip joint and the loins for easy passage of he baby and strengthens the birthing muscles.
  5. Mentally prepares the mother to be for facing the challenges to nurture and raise the child.
  6. Rejuvenates the mood and gives a happy and satisfying feeling.
  7. Relaxation techniques and restorative postures helps you bond with your baby before and after birth.
  8. Increases the energy levels and decreases anxiety.
  9. Relieves constipation and allows for proper absorption of nutrients in to the body.
  10. Improves sleep.
  11. Reduces backaches by strengthening the back muscles.
  12. Takes care of the quick and health recovery after delivery.
  13. Helps to reduce swelling and increases flexibility.
  14. Keeps the body in shape by stretching and strengthening exercises.
  15. It allows accepting the pain involved in labor as a part of motherhood and deal with it more calm and serenity.
  16. Helps in easy digestion of food, as when the baby grows the intestinal organs gets pushed which may affect the regularity of bowl movements and cause indigestion.


Although the main piece of advice for any pregnant women is to do Yoga under Supervision. Asanas are decided as per the state and case history of the pregnant women and her stage of pregnancy.
One simple way of self examining is to keep a close watch on which movements make you feel uncomfortable and breathless. They should be avoided.


The best breathing exercises are the preliminary breathing exercises quoted under the Meditation on Breath section under the main head Alternative Healing Method. One can practice them at any stage of pregnancy.

Apart from them amongst the main Pranayam Alternate Nostril Breathing with holding the breath, Shitali and Sheetkari Pranayam, Bhramri Pranayam are good to ease of the heavy breath during conception. They help create space, ease bronchial spasm, relieve the pressure of abdominal organs from the lungs & prepares for the delivery.


Gyan Mudra, Pran Mudra, Aakash Mudra are good to practice during entire tem of Conception.
One Mudra is especially beneficial prior to delivery called Apana Mudra which helps invoke natural contractions of the uterus to push the baby out and also helps in painless and easy delivery. For more info on these specific Mudras look under the Main head Alternate Healing Methods –Mudra.


1. Never do Yoga without supervision during pregnancy.

2. Do practice yoga and mediation throughout pregnancy if given by your doctor to do so.

  1.   PIMPLES

Acne is a common skin condition characterized by pimples, mostly on the face, upper chest, shoulders, and back. It occurs in adolescence around puberty when the body starts secreting the sex hormones. It is  caused by an interaction between hormones, skin oils and bacteria that result in inflammation of hair follicles leading to black heads or cysts that may go on to form  abscesses that are  pus-filled pockets.

Sebaceous glands, which secrete an oily substance called sebum, lie in   the middle layer of skin (dermis) and are attached to the hair follicles. The Sebum that provides the healthy protective coating and luster to the skin reaches the surface through the pores in the skin. The secretions by these glands as well as the sweat glands that produce the watery sweat are in dynamic balance. This responds to both environmental changes (outside) and mood changes (inside). Acne is caused by excessive production of sebum that commonly happens due to the hormonal changes of puberty. Our mind controls the function of these glands through the messages that reach the skin via the  nervous system and also through several chemical messengers of the immune system (called cytokines). The internal violence produced by the uncontrolled emotional surges that go with adolescence release abnormal amounts of these messengers  that suppress the immune system. This results in  a collection of dried sebum that blocks the free flow of the same and promotes overgrowth of the bacteria; Propioni bacterium acnes, which are normally present in the hair follicle. These bacteria break down the sebum into substances that irritate the skin. The resulting inflammation and infection produce the skin eruptions that are commonly known as acne pimples. If the infection worsens, an abscess may form, which may rupture into the skin, creating even more inflammation. The situation  becomes worse with depression and the anger that follows when the person starts worrying about the facial appearance . Several types of lesions can occur in acne. Whiteheads and red papules are non painful rashes that are elevated above the surface of the skin that heal quickly leaving no scar if they are not handled and squeezed. Blackheads occur when a pore is only partially blocked, allowing some of the trapped sebum to slowly drain to the surface. The black color is not caused by dirt; it is a reaction of the skin’s own pigment, melanin, reacting with the oxygen in the air. Pustules are painful rashes with  a red circle and a white or yellow centre. These are the once that can leave a scar when they heal.

Yoga can be of great help to people who suffer from problems of acne.

Yogic cure:-

                 [1] Shatkarma                                        {Purificatory techniques}


                             {a} Jalneti –                                   {Nose wash by water}

2.Yogasanas                                               {Posture}

{a} Pavanamuktasana                          {Wind  release}

{b}Trikonasana                                       {Tringle}

{c} Padahastasana

{d}Ardhachakrasana                                         {Half wheel}

{e}Vipareetkarani                                            {Reverse posture}

{f}Sarvangasana                                               {Shoulder stand}

{g}Matsyasana                                                 {Fish}

{h}Halasana                                                     {Plough}

{i}Sirshasana                                                   {Head stand}

{j}Surya namaskar                                           {Sun salute}

 [3] Pranayama                    {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Nadisuddhi

{b} Shitali

{c} Seetkari

{d} Bhramari

{e} OM meditation

 [4} Bandhas:-                                         {Bands}    

         {a}Mool bandha                            {Anal lock}       

 [5] Mudras:                                           {Finger-posture}

       {a} Varun mudra

      {b} Apan vayu mudra

 [6] Dhayan                                          {Meditation}


It is important to avoid constipation by a healthy vegetarian Satvik diet. Reduce the use of heavy spices such as Chilli’s, onion and garlic and increase the use of healthy spices such as turmeric, Jira and coriander. Use  Tulsi tea and apply Neem leaf paste (Neem based creams) to the face. Avoid non-veg, fried  food, milk products and chocolate.

 [8] Fasting:-

  1.  Painful menstrual period


Painful menstrual periods are marked by crampy lower abdominal pain. A woman may feel sharp pain that comes and goes, or have dull, aching pain. Painful menstrual periods may also cause back pain.

Alternative Names

Menstruation – painful; Dysmenorrhea; Periods – painful; Cramps – menstrual; Menstrual cramps


Painful menstruation affects many women. For a small number of women, such discomfort makes it next to impossible to perform normal household, job, or school-related activities for a few days during each menstrual cycle. Painful menstruation is the leading cause of lost time from school and work among women in their teens and 20s.

The pain may begin several days before or just at the start of your period. It generally subsides as menstrual bleeding tapers off.

Although some pain during menstruation is normal, excessive pain is not. The medical term for excessively painful periods is dysmenorrhea.

There are two general types of dysmenorrhea:

  • Primary dysmenorrhea refers to menstrual pain that occurs in otherwise healthy women. This type of pain is not related to any specific problems with the uterus or other pelvic organs.
  • Secondary dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain that is attributed to some underlying disease or structural abnormality either within or outside the uterus.

Activity of the hormone prostaglandin, produced in the uterus, is thought to be a factor in primary dysmenorrhea. This hormone causes contraction of the uterus and levels tend to be much higher in women with severe menstrual pain than in women who experience mild or no menstrual pain.

Common Causes

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)

Yogic cure:-

[1]Shatkarma                                           {Purificatory techniques}

{a} Kunjal                                             {Volitional stomach

{b} Jala basti                                       {Rectal wash}

{c} Sankh-prakshalana                    {Mouth to anus gut wash}

         [2]Yogasanas                                              {Posture}

{a} Trikonasana                                 {Triple band }

{b} Vajrasana                                      {Adamantine}

{c} Sarvangasana                               {Shoulder Stand}

{d} Bhujangasana                              {Cobra}

{e} Shashankasana                            {Moon posture}

{f} Shishasana                                     {Head Stand}

{g} Vipreetkarni                                  {Reverse Pose}

{h} Majri asana                                    {Cat pose}

{i} Yoga nidra

   [3]Pranayama                         {Body-mind energising breathing practices

{a} Bhramari                   { Humming  tongue pranayama}

{b} Anulome-vilome     { Alternate nostrilar pranayama}

 {c} Agnisar

[4]Bandhas:-                                                       {Bands}

{a} Uddiyana bandha                      { Abdominal lock}

{b} Mool bandha                              {Anal lock}

 [5]Mudras:_                                                        {Finger-posture}

{a}Ashwini mudra

{b} pran mudra

 [6]Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}

 {7}Yogic diet:-



 Home remedies:-

  • Apply heat to abdomen using a heating pad or a hot water bottle.
  • Chew one teaspoon roasted cumin seeds slowly, followed with one teaspoon of aloe vera juice.
  •  Take 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel with two pinch of black pepper three times a day.
  1.     Menstrual disorders


Anything that interferes with the normal menstrual cycle, causing pain, unusually heavy or light bleeding, or missed periods


Typically, a woman of childbearing age should menstruate every 28 days or so unless she’s pregnant or moving into menopause. But numerous things can wrong with the normal menstrual cycle, some the result of physical causes, others emotional. These include amenorrhea, or the cessation of menstruation, menorrhagia, or heavy bleeding, and dysmenorrhea, or severe menstrual cramps. Nearly every woman will experience one or more of these menstrual irregularities at some time in her life.


Simply following a healthy exercise and nutritional program can help prevent amenorrhia, as can reducing stress and learning relaxation techniques. Also, avoiding excessive alcohol intake and quitting smoking may prevent missed periods.


Prevention includes certain dietary supplements and vitamins described above. Exercise may also help.


There’s little women can do to prevent this menstrual irregularity other than discovering the root cause. One thing they can do, however, is stop using an IUD, which can often cause heavier bleeding.

 Symptoms:- These are some of the common symptoms:-                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

1.Excessive bleeding per vaginam.                                                                            


  1. Headache

4.Body pain


6.Irrational fear


 Yogic  cure :-

   [1]  Shatkarma                               { Purificatory techniques }

{a} Kunjal                                            {Volitional stomach wash}

{b} Jala basti                                       {Rectal wash}

{c} Sankh-prakshalana                    {Mouth to anus gut wash}

[2]  Yogasanas                                           { Posture }

{a} Siddhasana                                       { Perfect}

{b}  Padmasana                                      { Lotus}

{c}  Vajrasana                                         { Adamantine }

{e}  Gaumukhasana                              { Cow head }

{f}  Shavasana                                        { Corpse}

{g}  Bhujangasana                                 { Cobra}

{h}  Dhanurasana                                  { Bow}

{i}  Garudasana                                      { Eagle}

{j}  Kati-chakrasana                             {Lumber Wheel}

{k} Yogasana                                          { Yoga }

{l}   Halasana                                          {Plough}

{M} Kukkutasana                                  {Hen }

{n} Akarna-Danurasana                      { Bow}

{o} Mandukasana                                  {Frog}

{p} Matsyasana                                      {Fish}

{q} Chakrasana                                      {Wheel}

 [3]Pranayama                   {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Bhramari                   { Humming  tongue pranayama}

{b} Anulome-vilome     { Alternate nostrilar pranayama}

{c} Sheetali                       {Beak tongue pranayama}

{d} Ujjayi                           {Hissing pranayama}

{e} Aagnisar

 [4]Bandhas:-                                         {Bands}

{a} Tribandha                                 {Triple bandha}

{b} Uddiyana bandha                   {Abdominal lock}

{c} Mool bandha                            {Anal lock}

 [5]Mudras:                                                        {Finger –postur

{a}Ashwini mudra

{b} pran mudra

  [6]Dhayan                                       {Meditation}

 {7}Yogic diet:-

 [8]   Fasting

Scientific explanation:-

The treatment recommended by modern medicine for these ailments cannot be considered to be very satisfactory. In a certain number of cases, some relief is obtained after prolonged x- ray and harmon therapy. However yogic treatment which can directly influence the pituitary and the ovaries can deal with these ailments most effectively. disorders of the muscles and nerves connected with the reproductive system which result from ovarian malfunction can also be remedied through yoga therapy. Needless to say, this therapy improves general physical fitness remarkably.


Avoid physical exertion during menstruation.

The flow has to stop completely before one can resume the practice of inversion. As soon as the flow stops, begin with the practice of inversion.

Further suggestion:-

The right diet relieves symptoms, support the endocrine system and promotes good health throughout the menopause. It assists the body to adjust itself to change and keeps the hormones more balanced.

  • Try to avoid stress.
  • Try to control your diet and avoid more spicy, oily, hot and junk food and especially chilly.
  • Try to take more green leafy vegetable like Palak, Bathua, Methi, Sarso as they are rich in iron content especially the anaemic patients, Fruits like Banana, Anar, Papaya are also very good. Cereals and Black Chana are good to take.
  • Stabilize blood sugar levels: It is necessary to enable remaining hormones to the fully utilized. Large gaps between meals are not good for health. When Glucose levels fall to low, the adrenal glands release adrenalin and the pancreas releases glucagon’s to increase blood sugar. At this stage, people often seek a quick boost in the form of a sweet snacks. The surge in blood sugar requires the pancreas to produce insulin and puts further strain on the adrenals.
  1.   Thyroid  Problem  


The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland situated in the neck region. It helps the body to maintain normal temperature and is essential for the normal metabolic functioning of every cell in your body.  The thyroid gland secretes a hormone called thyroxine which is also known as T4. It is called as T4 because the hormone contains 4 iodine atoms. When a single atom of iodine is removed, T4 gets converted into T3. The amount of thyroxine produced in your body is controlled by another hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) made in the pituitary gland situated at the base of the brain.

If the thyroid gland is over productive a condition called hyperthyroidism sets in.  Hyperthyroidism happens due to an excess amount of free thyroid hormone. Some symptoms seen in a patient with hyperthyroidism include heat intolerance, nervousness, increased irritability, increased heart rate, palpitations, tremors, weight loss with the same or increased food intake, and increased frequency of defecation. Women may have a decreased frequency of menses. In hyperthyroidism, the laboratory investigation shows a low TSH and a high T3 along with an increase in the total and free T4 levels.

In hypothyroidism the symptoms seen are reversed. The patient often suffers severe fatigue, depression, loss of memory, mental confusion and sometimes even symptoms of mild psychosis. The heart rate slows down, the skin becomes dry and the patient often complains of feeling very cold. The serum cholesterol levels may be raised and there may be severe anaemia. On laboratory investigation, the T4 and free T4 levels are found to be low while the TSH is always high and T3 may be within the normal range.

Comman causes:-

The causes of hyperthyroidism are very different from those of hypothyroidism. The causes of hypothyroidism include loss of tissue, autoimmune diseases, presence of anti-thyroid antibodies, congenital defects, certain strong medications and inability of the thyroid gland to produce the right amount of hormones. The causes of hyperthyroidism are toxic goiter which is caused due to deficiency of sodium, grave’s disease, inflammation of thyroid, medications and pituitary adenoma.


     Abnormalities or diseases of the thyroid gland can cause excessive of underproduction of the thyroid hormones. Such a condition is known as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid produces an excess of the thyroid hormone and in case of hypothyroidism, the gland produces less than normal amounts of the hormone.

In hypothyroidism, a person may experience constipation, jaundice, poor growth, fatigue, an inability to

concentrate, carpal tunnel syndrome, weight gain, loss of hair, dry skin and loss of appetite. A person may also experience depression or lack of menstrual periods. In hyperthyroidism, there may be declining intellectual abilities, insomnia, nervousness, and behavior problems – feeling hot even in cold temperatures, increased frequency of bowel movement, excessive sweating, weight loss and pain in the joints.

 Yogic cure:-

 [1]Shatkarma                                           {Purificatory techniques}

{a}Kunjal                                           {Volitional stomach wash}

{b}Sutra neti                                     {Nose wash by string}

{c}Jala-neti                                        {Nose wash by water}

{d}Kapal-bhati                   {Lungs & brain wash by breathing}

{e} Vastra dhauti


{g} Ghrit-neti

[2] Yogasanas                                                  {Posture}

{a} Singhasana                                               {Lion}

{b} Tribandhasana

{c} Chakrasana                                              {Wheel}

{d} Bhujangasana                                          {Cobra}

{e}  Sputa-vajrasana                                      {Lying adamantine}

{f}  Uttana-kurmasana

{g} Utana-mandukasana

{h} Konasana

{i}  Kurmasana

{j}  Urdhva sarvangasana

[3]Pranayama                {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Ujjayi

{b} Sheetali

{c} Sheetkari

{d} Anulom-vilom

 [4]Bandhas:-                                                              {Bands}

{a} Jalandhar bandha

[5]Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}

{6}Yogic diet:-

             When experiencing a thyroid problem, your diet should include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Half of the daily intake should consist of fruits and vegetables. In addition to these foods, beverages like tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcohol should be avoided. Greasy and fleshy foods, sugars and refined flours should also be avoided.

The diet should consist of whole meal foods (cereals and grains), and potatoes. Other starchy foods like peas, lentils, beans, cheese and different kinds of nuts can also be included in the diet. Be sure to follow this diet strictly if you want it to benefit you.


 Home remedies:-

Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism require cleansing of the internal system. To treat thyroid problems, special attention needs to be given to the diet. A rational diet should be adopted. With this, adequate rest and relaxation is also needed to treat thyroid problems.

In the first two months of the treatment, you should take complete bed rest for at least one day per week. While the symptoms are persistent, any kind of physical exercises should also be avoided. For five nights a week, wear a narrow compress on the waist and the neck. Such a compress is vital in helping to balance the metabolism and appetite. If you have been losing weight, the compresses will help you gain weight gradually. During the treatment, any kind of physical exertion should also be avoided.

Further suggestion:-

Smokers are more prone to developing thyroid problems therefore smoking cessation is important for preventing thyroid problems.

Green, leafy vegetables and sea food are good for Thyroid patients. Try to avoid more carbohydrates. Instead of any other fat or oil try to use coconut oil.

6.  Bachache

  Definition:  There are many people who suffer from Back pain but still they do not give it the due importance it often deserves. The problem aggravates in absence of proper diagnose. Both men and women are affected by it. After menopause in women, a reduction in mass of bones is observed. This results in weakening of bones and a lack of exercise further adds to the problem of fragile bones. However, backache can happen in all age groups due to a number of causes ranging from ones hereditary to body disorders and incorrect postural habits., but the most susceptible age group is 45 to 59. Wrong postures and a hectic fast paced lifestyle are probably the most vital cause behind this ailment taking its toll on a very large population.

Alternative name:-

Common causes:-

  Back ache is more prevalent between the age of 35 and 55. The most frequently cause of our back pain are:

Heavy physical work,
Frequent bending, twisting, lifting,
pulling and pushing,
Repetitive work,
Static postures,

Psychosocial risk factors for backache includes stress, distress, anxiety, depression, cognitive dysfunction, pain threshold, job dissatisfaction, and mental stress at work.

Many people mention back pain as the major cause for absence from work. For some people, it becomes a persistent problem that haunts their professional as well as personal life. The majority of the people suffering from this menace complain of its recurrence in their lives.

As a matter of fact, the damages caused to the back muscles and ligaments lead to the occurrence of back pain in human body. This may come from standing or sitting in the incorrect posture for a long period of time. When someone lifts a heavy object and strains the muscles in the process, he may experience back pain. Usually, the obese people fall prey to this menace more than the slim ones.

In some of the instances, a slipped disc in the spine may cause back pain. Even the spine related diseases like arthritis can lead to its occurrence. Unusual curvature of the spine called scoliosis is another culprit that causes back pain.

In most cases the back pain is an immensely painful condition which unless treated properly can result in a medical emergency and complete immobility of a person.


As evident from the name, a back pain is characterized by a sharp pain  in the back area. The buttocks and lower back part of the body are the most affected areas and in fact these are the regions that are characterized by chronic as well as intense pain at times. People may feel difficulty in bending and their back can become stiff due to this ailment.

When back pain gets severe, it may lead to some other disorders like lack of mobility and nausea that can affect one’s health adversely. In some cases, a slipped disc may lead to sciatica. It can be extremely painful for the victim. Back pain, if left untreated, may bring weight loss and digestive problems.

Almost anyone and everyone can be affected by back pain but most commonly the overweight people who sit slouched on their chairs for a long time will be afflicted by this malady.

Yogic cure:-

 [1] Shatkarma                               {Purificatory techniques}

{a} Kunjal                               {Volitional  stomach  wash}

{b}Jala-neti                            {Nose wash by water}

{c} Kapal-bhati                     { Lungs & brain wash by breathing }

{d} Sankha- prakshalana { Mouth to anus gut wash}

 [2]Yogasanas:-                     { Posture }

{a} Trikonasana                   {Tringle}

{b} padmasana                     {Lotus}

{c} Matsyasana                     {Fish}

{d} Vajrasana                        {Adamantine}

{e} Gaumukhasana             {Cow-head}

{f}  Ardh-matsyendrasan {Half spine twist}

{g} Salabhasana                  {Locust}

{i}  Ushtrasana                    {Camel}

{j}  Bhujangasana               {Cobra}

{k}  Chakrasana                  {Wheel}

{l}   Supta vajrasana          {Lying adementine}

{m} Uttana-kurmasana    {Stretched  tortoise}

{n}  Tadasana                      {Palmyra}

{o}  konasana                       { Angle}

{p} kati chakrasan              { Lumber wheel

{q] Uttanapadasana

{r} Shavasana                       { Corpse }

 [3] Pranayama              {Body- mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Bhastrika             { Bellows  pranayama }

 [4] Mudras:-                      {Finger-posture}

{a} Saptachakra asana

{b} Manipur chakra asana

{c} Shakti chalini mudra

 [5] Bandhas:-                                   {Bands}

{a} Uddiyana bandha               {Abdominal lock}

 [6] Dhyana                               {Meditation}

 [7]  Diet therapy :-  Foods to eat

  • Green vegetables, such as watercress, parsley, celery, kale, and okra
  • Seaweeds
  • Carrots
  • Spirulina
  • Barley and wheat grass products (anti-inflammatory and detoxifying)
  • Avocados
  • Pecans
  • Potassium broth
  • Soy products
  • Whole grains, such as brown rice, millet, oats, wheat, and barley
  • Cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines, or herring

Foods to Avoid

Studies have shown that all arthritis symptoms are reduced, even for those with rheumatoid arthritis, after a person adopts a vegetarian diet, free of all animal foods, including-and especially-dairy products.

Calcium Inhibitors

  • Reduce or eliminate red meat, dairy, eggs, and chicken
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Refined sugar and too many sweets
  • Excess salt

Foods High In Oxalic Acid

  • Rhubarb
  • Cranberries
  • Plums
  • Chard
  • Spinach

The Nightshade Family of Foods

  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Tobacco

Foods that will Create Wind and Dampness

  • Buckwheat
  • Dairy foods
  • All animal fat
  • Nuts, oil-rich seeds, and nut butters.

  [8] Fasting:-  

 Home remedies:

  • Apply a cold pack (bag of ice) to the painful area for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Apply at least three times a day.
  • Take two or three cloves of garlic every morning.
  • Apply a paste made of ginger powder mixed with sufficient water to the affected area. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, wash it off, and then rub the back with some eucalyptus (Nilgiri) oil.
  • Rubbing the painful area of the back with garlic oil is also effective for relieving the pain. The oil is prepared by frying 10 cloves of garlic in 60 ml of mustard oil or sesame oil on a slow fire till the garlic turn brown. Then, the cooled oil should be applied vigorously on the back, and allowed to remain there for 2 or 3 hours. Take a warm bath afterwards. It should be done for atleast 15 days.
  • Apply a paste of ginger and eucalyptus oil to the affected area.
  • Take the juice of one lemon mixed with little common salt twice a day.
  • Application of raw potato in the form of a poultice is very effective, especially in a low backache.

 Scientific explanation:

Yoga is believed to reduce pain by helping the brain’s pain center regulate the gate-controlling mechanism located in the spinal cord and the secretion of natural painkillers in the body. Breathing exercises used in yoga can also reduce pain. Because muscles tend to relax when you exhale, lengthening the time of exhalation can help produce relaxation and reduce tension. Awareness of breathing helps to achieve calmer, slower respiration and aid in relaxation and pain management.

Yoga’s inclusion of relaxation techniques and meditation can also help reduce pain. Part of the effectiveness of yoga in reducing pain is due to its focus on self-awareness. This self-awareness can have a protective effect and allow for early preventive action.

Scientific appraisal in favour of yoga:

Low back pain is a significant public health problem and one of the most commonly reported reasons for the use of Complementary Alternative Medicine. A randomized control trial was conducted in subjects with non-specific chronic low back pain comparing hatha yoga therapy to an educational control group. Both programs were 16 weeks long. Subjects were primarily self-referred and screened by primary care physicians for study of inclusion/exclusion criteria. The primary outcome for the study was functional disability. Secondary outcomes including present pain intensity, pain medication usage, pain-related attitudes and behaviors, and spinal range of motion were measured before and after the interventions. Subjects had low back pain for 11.2+/-1.54 years and 48% used pain medication. Overall, subjects presented with less pain and lower functional disability than subjects in other published intervention studies for chronic low back pain. Of the 60 subjects enrolled, 42 (70%) completed the study. Multivariate analyses of outcomes in the categories of medical, functional, psychological and behavioral factors indicated that significant differences between groups existed in functional and medical outcomes but not for the psychological or behavioral outcomes. Univariate analyses of medical and functional outcomes revealed significant reductions in pain intensity (64%), functional disability (77%) and pain medication usage (88%) in the yoga group at the post and 3-month follow-up assessments. These preliminary data indicate that the majority of self-referred persons with mild chronic low back pain will comply to and report improvement on medical and functional pain-related outcomes from Hath yoga therapy.

Home Remedies For Backache:-

Most back pain can be effectively treated with these home remedies, but a ruptured or slipped disk often requires intensive medical care.

  • Bend and stretch every night and when you hurt, to releive back pain.
  • Lemon is another useful remedy for bachache. The juice of one lemon should be mixed with common salt and taken by the patient twice daily. It will give relief.
  • Boil ten tulsi leaves in one cup of water until the syrup is reduced to half a cup. Add salt to it after cooling. Take this mixture daily. For severe backache, take it twice a day.
  • Musta is an herb that is a muscle pain killer. Take 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon 2 or 3 times a day with warm water.
  • Apply a paste made of ginger powder mixed with sufficient water to the affected area. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, wash it off, and then rub the back with some eucalyptus oil.
  • Apply St. john’s wart directly to the back area.


  •  Padahasttasana, Paschimottasana, Sarvangasana and  Halasana should be avoided.
  •  Do not suntan, this oil makes your skin very sensitive to the sun.
  • Raw potato is an ancient home remedy for backache, characterised by incapacitating pain in the lumbar region, especially in the lower part of the back. Application of raw potato in the form of a poultice has been found very effective in this condition.
  • Avoid exposure to cold weather or cold winds.
  • Avoid sleeping face down.
  • Smoking or taking tobacco in any from should be given up completely.
  • Minimize sexual activity when you have back pain
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects in the last couple of weeks of your pregnancy.

 Further suggestion:-

In cases of backaches, one should take complete rest by sleeping on a hard bed and keeping the spinal column completely straight.

ordinary backache can also be treated by massage, hot water bag on the back, ultraviolet heat and necessary exercise.

if pain is a result of chronic dysentery, chronic colitis, chronic constipation, consult your physician get general medical examination as well as get the stools examined, if needed go for X-Ray too (as per direction of the physician).

Practice of Shalabhasana at the end of Bhujang­asana and practice of Dhanurasana on completion of Ushtrasana are found very advantageous in the pain in the waist. Therefore, without any type of hurry, with perfect quiet attitude, composed, and with patience, practise Asanas and Bhramari as well as Omkar Pranayamas.

The Yogic method of treatment implies taking the correct diet, sleeping on not too soft bed and practicing some selected asana.

7. Abortion and miscarriage –Early warnings and treatment through  yoga


A miscarriage is one of the most traumatic physical conditions experienced by a woman. In medical terms, this condition is described as spontaneous abortion. It refers to a condition in which a woman’s pregnancy comes to an abnormal end. It has been observed that most incidents of miscarriage and abortion occur before the twenty-fourth week. One in every four women has the chance of suffering a miscarriage.

Alternative name:-

Comman causes:-

  •  A genetic defect in the embryo or fetus is believed to be the common cause for miscarriage.
  • Cases in which a woman is carrying more than one fetus in her womb can also end in miscarriage.
  • Diabetes in a pregnant woman is also one of the causes.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome can also lead to miscarriage.
  • Smoking increases the chances of abortion and miscarriage. Active or passive smoking is often responsible for miscarriage.
  • Hypothyroidism sometimes leads to miscarriage.
  • Physical trauma, drug abuse, cocaine consumption and exposure to toxic chemicals can cause the condition.               


  •  Profuse bleeding is considered the most common sign of a miscarriage.
  • Severe cramps in abdominal area often accompany this bleeding. In several cases, clots are seen.
  • Blotted eyelids, dull eyes, face pallor, flabby breast, weight on vulva, anus and pubis are also some of the symptoms different patients experience.

 Yogic cure:-

 [1] Shatkarma                                       {Purificatory techniques}        

{a} Kapalbhati                              { Lung & Brain wash by breathing}

  [2] Yogasanas                                                  {Posture}

{a} Dhanurasana                                  { Bow}

{b} Paschimottanasana                      { Posterior stretch}

{c} Halasana                                          {Plough}

{d} Sarvangasana                                 { Shoulder stand}

{e} Matsyasana                                     { Fish}

{f} Shirshasana                                     {Head stand}

{g} Yoga mudra                                    {Yoga}

{h} Padmasana                                    { Lotus }

{i} Shavasana                                       {Corpse}

[3] Pranayama            {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Nadi  shuddhi

[4] Bandhas:-                                                                   {Bands}

{a}Uddiyana bandha                                   {Abdominal lock}

 [5] Mudras:                                                             {Finger posture}

{a}Pran mudra

  [6]   Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}

 {7} Yogic diet:-

 [8]   Fasting:-               

Scientific explanation:-

If there is good general health, nervous competence and strong abdominal muscles,  there will be no risk of abortion or miscarriage even if the pregnant women is  attacked by disease, undergoes frightening experiences or receives physical injury.

Yoga will help in preventing abortions by improving general health, promoting

nervous tone and integrity, strengthening abdominal muscles and removing       defects  of the uterus. Yogic posture influence the endocrine organs which control the nerves  and the muscles. These posture can bring about normal and easy delivery and

Prevent anaemia during and after pregnancy.


  1. As soon as menstruation stops {indicative of pregnancy}Uddiyana and Nauli should be discontinued.
  2. After the second month of pregnancy, dhanurasana and yoga mudra

should  be stopped.

  1. Stop shirshasana from the sixth month. The full paschimottanasana and Halasana may be converted into ardha paschimottanasana and ardha Halasana
  2. From the eighth month do vipareetakarni instead of Sarvangasana .
  3. From the ninth month all posture except padmasana may be discontinued.
  4. Nadi shuddhi can be done to the extent possible upto time of delivery.
  5. It is advisable to avoid spicy food and mustard green leafy vegetable cow’s  milk and shark liver oil are to be consumed in quantities
  6. Usually the abortion takes place at the time when the menstrual cycle

takes place.During those times, complete rest in bed is recommended.

  1. Even if there is a slight leak of the menstrual fluid {spotting}.great

care should be  taken.

  1. Constipation should be avoided at all costs. No laxatives or purgatives should ever  be taken.if it is absolutely essential, an enema may be taken to evacuate the bowels.
  2. Food rich in bran has to be consumed.

Further suggestion:-

1.Food:- It is advisable to avoid spicy {hot} food and mustard.Green leafy

Vegetables,cow’s milk and shark liver oil are to be consumed in good quantities.

  1. Usually the abortion takes place at the time when the menstrual cycle takes place.

During those times,complete rest in bed is recommended .

  1. Even if there is a slight leak of the menstrual fluid{spotting}great care should be taken.
  2. Constipation should be avoided at all costs. No laxatives or purgatives

should ever be taken. If it is absolutely essential ,an enema may be taken to evacuate the bowels.

  1. Food rich in brain has to be consumed.
  2. Migraine


A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head.

Some people who get migraines have warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. An aura is a group of symptoms, usually vision disturbances, that serve as a warning sign that a bad headache is coming. Most people, however, do not have such warning signs.

See also:

  • Migraine without aura (no warning symptoms)
  • Migraine with aura (visual disturbances before the headache starts)
  • Mixed tension migraine (features of both migraines and tension headache)

Alternative Names

Headache – migraine


A lot of people get migraines — about 11 out of 100. The headaches tend to start between the ages of 10 and 46 and may run in families. Migraines occur more often in women than men. Pregnancy may reduce the number of migraines attacks. At least 60 percent of women with a history of migraines have fewer such headaches during the last two trimesters of pregnancy.

Until the 1980s, scientists believed that migraines were due to changes in blood vessels within the brain. Today, most believe the attack actually begins in the brain itself, and involves various nerve pathways and chemicals in the brain.

A migraine attack can be triggered by stress, food, environmental changes, or some other factor. However, the exact chain of events remains unclear.

Migraine attacks may be triggered by:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Bright lights, loud noises, and certain odors or perfumes
  • Physical or emotional stress
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Smoking or exposure to smoke
  • Skipping meals
  • Alcohol
  • Menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth control pills
  • Tension headaches
  • Foods containing tyramine (red wine, aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, and some beans), monosodium glutamate (MSG), or nitrates (like bacon, hot dogs, and salami)
  • Other foods such as chocolate, nuts, peanut butter, avocado, banana, citrus, onions, dairy products, and fermented or pickled foods


Migraine headaches, which can be dull or severe, usually:

  • Feel throbbing, pounding, or pulsating
  • Are worse on one side of the head
  • Last 6 to 48 hours

Symptoms accompanying migraines include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness

Warning signs (auras) that can precede a migraine include seeing stars or zigzag lines, tunnel vision, or a temporary blind spot.

Symptoms that may linger even after the migraine has gone away include:

  • Feeling mentally dull, like your thinking is not clear or sharp
  • Increased need for sleep
  • Neck pain

 Yogic cure:-

 [1]Shatkarma                                      {purificatory techniques}

{a}  Kunjal                                         {Volitional stomach wash}

{b} Sutrneti                                       {Nose wash by string}

{c} Jalneti                                           {Nose wash by water}

{d} Kapalbhati                                  {Lungs & brain wash by breathing}

{e} Shankhprakshalana                 {Mouth to anus gut wash}

    [2] Yogasanas                                          {posture}

{a} Trikonasana                                  {Triangle pose}

{b}  Tadasana                                       {Palm tree}

{c}  Padahastasana                             {Hand to feet pose}

{d}  Pachchimottasana                      {Posterior posture}                                         

{e}  Vajrasana                                       {Adamantine}

{f}   Ardha matsyenrdrasans           {Half spinal twist}

{g}  Matsyasana                                   {Fish}

{h}  Shavasana.                                    {Corpse}

 [3] Pranayama                        {body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Kapalbhati             {Lungs & brain wash by breathing}

{b} Ujjayi                       {Hissing pranayama}

{c} Sheetali                   {Beak-tongue pranayama}

{d} Bhastrika               {Bellow pranayama}

{e} Nadisodhan

{f} Bhramri                  {Humming bee pranayama}

 [4]Bandhas:-                                             {Bands}

{a} Tribandha                                    {Triple bandha}

[5] Mudras:                                        {Finger –posture}

{a} Mritsanjivini mudra

{b} Vipreetkarni mudra

 [6]   Dhayan                                        {Meditation}

 {7}Yogic diet:-

  Irregularities of diet and excessive exertion must be avoided.

The diet should have low content of fats and oils.

Avoid hot, spicy foods, fermented foods, and sour or citrus fruits.

Exposure to heat or cold should be avoided.

   [8]   Fasting:

 Home remedies:-

  • Preventive method for certain individuals getting migraines at midday — Take a ripe banana, peel it, and chop banana into pieces, and add 1 teaspoon warm ghee, 1 teaspoon date sugar, and a pinch of cardamom. Take this early morning.
  • Put 5 drops of warm brahmi in each nostril. It will help to relieve the pain.
  • Inhale basil oil.
  • Apply the paste of fine lemon crusts on forehead.


: Ushtrasana, Matsysana, Dhanurasana, Chakrasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana should be avoided.

  1. Cure Obesity through yoga


Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is considered healthy. If you are obese, you have a much higher amount of body fat than lean muscle mass.

Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese.

Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight or with a BMI greater than 40 is considered morbidly obese.

Alternative Names

Morbid obesity; Fat – obese

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Rates of obesity are climbing. The percentage of children who are overweight has doubled in the last 20 years. The percentage of adolescents who are obese has tripled in the last 20 years.

Consuming more calories than you burn leads to being overweight and, eventually, obesity. The body stores unused calories as fat. Obesity can be the result of:

  • Eating more food than the body can use
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Not getting enough exercise

Certain thyroid problems may also lead to signficant weight gain. Genetic factors play some part in the development of obesity — children of obese parents are 10 times more likely to be obese than children with parents of normal weight.

Obesity is a significant health threat. The extra weight puts unusual stress on all parts of the body. It raises your risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, and gallbladder disease. Conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which were once thought to mainly affect adults, are often seen in children who are obese. Obesity may also increase the risk for some types of cancer. Persons who are obese are more likely to develop osteoarthritis and sleep apnea.

Signs and tests

The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history, eating habits, and exercise routine.

Skin fold measurements may be taken to check your body composition.

Blood tests may be done to look for thyroid or endocrine problems, which could lead to weight gain.


Medical problems commonly resulting from untreated obesity and morbid obesity include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers, including breast and colon
  • Depression
  • Osteoarthritis

Obesity can lead to a gradual decrease in the level of oxygen in your blood, a condition called hypoxemia. Persons who are obese may temporarily stop breathing while asleep (sleep apnea). Decreased blood oxygen levels and sleep apnea may cause a person to feel sleepy during the day. The conditions may also lead to high blood pressure and pulmonary hypertension. In extreme cases, especially when left untreated, this can lead to right-sided heart failure and ultimately death.

Yogic cure:-

 [1]Shatkarma                                    {Purificatory techniques}

{a} Kunjal                                            {Volitional stomach wash}

{b} Kapalbhati                                     {Lungs & brain wash by breathing}

{c} Nauli                                      {Massage to abdominal visceral organs}

{d}  Sankh-prakshalana                       {Mouth to anus gut wash}

 [2]Yogasanas                                        {Posture}

{a} Halasana                                         {Plough}

{b}Shalabhasana                                 {Locust}

{c} Akarna-dhanurasana                   {Reverse Bow Posture)

{d} Ardh-matsyendrasana                {Half spine twist}

{e} Ushtrasana                                      {Camel }

{f}  Bhujangasana                                 {Cobra}

{g}  Chakrasana                                    {Wheel}

{h}   Supta-vajrasana                           {Lying adamantine}

{i} Dhanurasana                                    {Bow}

{j} Matsyendrasana                              {Spinal twist}

{k}  Koranasana                                    {Angle}

{l}  Urdhava-hastottanasana             {Up stretched arm}

{m} Kati chakrasana                             {Lumber wheel}

{n}  Paschimottanasana                       {Posterior-stretch}

{o} Mandukasana                                   {Fog}

{p} Yogasana                                           {Yoga}

{q}Bhu- namnasana                               {Bowing down}

{r}  Supta-pawan-muktasana

{s} Uttanapadasana                                 {Foot stretch}

{t} Padmasana                                           {Lotus}

{u} Shavasana                                           {Corpse}

{v} Servangasana                                     {Shoulder stand}

{w} Surya namaskar                                 {Sun salute}

{x} Vipreet karni mudra                           {Reverse posture}

  [3]Pranayama             {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Surya-bhedna                {Right nostrilar pranayama}

{b} Bhastrika                        {Bellows pranayama }

[4]Bandhas:-                                      {Bands}
{a} Tribandha

 [5]Mudras:                                 {Finger –posture}

{a} Maha bandha

{b} Tadagi mudra

  [6] Dhayan                               {Meditation}

 {7}Yogic diet:-


Foods to be Avoided for obese patients

  1. Rich carbohydrate foods like sugar, jaggery, glucose, sweets, toffee, choc­olates, cakes, pastries, puddings and other such sweetened food.
  2. Fats, oils, cream, butter, whole milk, cheese, processed cheese, con­densed milk and others milk products.
  3. Jams, marmalades, honey, syrups, jaggery etc.
  4. Cornflour, arrowroot, macroni, rice, vermicelli spagthetti and noodles.
  5. Thickened soups, rich curried foods and
  6. Tinned fruits and tinned foods.
  7. Dried fruits and nuts.
  8. Fried foods.
  9. Mayoinnaise and other such salad
  10. Ice creams, aerated drinks, alcholic drinks and glucose drinks.
  11. Peas, beetroot, bread beans (Bakla), lentils, sweet corn rajmah, and urad –
  12. Sauces, chutneys, pickles, marketed
  13. In-between
  14. Non-vegetarian foods under corne-what-may all circumstances.
  15. Artificially sweetenned and flavoured fruit juices.

Foods Allowed for obese patients

  1. French beans, runner beans, cab­bage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cu­cumber, leeks,  lettuce,   marrow, mushrooms, mustard leaves, onion, spring onions,  broccoli,  parsley, pumpkin, raddish, tomatoes, turnips, parwar, capsicum, drumsticks, green papaya, plaintains, salad leaves arid green leafy seasonal vegetables.
  2. Grapefruit, lemon, oranges and other citrus fruits, melons, soda water, lemon juice, tomato juice, orange juice, yeast extracts, all thin soups and seasonal fruit and vegetable juices.
  3. Spices, salt, herbs and pepper.
  4. Light home-made gelatine desserts.
  5. Skimmed milk and its products like curds, cottage cheese etc.
  6. All cereals in moderate quantities, whole grains – unre-fined  and unsieved, except rice preparations.
  7. All pulses with. skin in moderate quantities.
  8. All kinds of sprouted pulses and seeds moong, channa, fenugreak, wheat etc in moderate quantities.
  9. Food eaten should be preferably baked, grilled, boiled, steamed or raw but not fried.


Scientific explanation:-

   Hunger and Thirst control by yoga asana and pranayama ?

Yes.  Hunger, thirst, sleep, behavior, thoughts can be control by Yogasanas and Pranayama.

Bhujangasana reduces hunger

Shalabhasana increases hunger

By practicing both these one after the other hunger can be equipoise.

Practicing Shitali and Shitkari Pranayama, One can live with least consumption of food, water and sleep.

Many a times the glands are sluggish in our body. These sluggish glands are stimulated by yoga asana to increase their hormonal secretions. Especially the thyroid gland pays important role in our weight because it affects body metabolism.

In asanas like the shoulder stand and the fish posture thyroid gland is stimulated.  It also increases Fat metabolism so the fat is burnt and energy results in to better muscle tone and a higher vitality level.

Pranayama increases the oxygen intake to the body cells, including the fat cells. This causes increased oxidation or burning up of fat cells. Yogic exercises induce more continuous and deeper breathing which gradually burns, sometimes forcefully, many of the calories already ingested.

The relaxation and meditation aspect of Yoga has a broad spectrum.  Regular practice of meditation improves concentration and willpower. Meditation also may help stimulate insight into the unconscious motivators of your eating behavior. So the yogic practices reduce anxiety tend to reduce anxious eating. When under nervous strain we tend to gulp our food without attaining much genuine satisfaction.

The weight you gain will be healthy firm tissue, not fat. That is, yoga will tend to produce the ideal weight for you. This is due to yoga’s effect of ‘normalizing’ glandular activity.

Home Remedies For Obesity

Obesity is an excessive body fat of a person for a given height and gender. It is associated with increased cell size and number. The intake of the calories must harmonize with the output of work done physically, to burn up the calories.

Try some home remedies for obesity and overweight for weight loss.

  • First thing in the morning have one glass of warm water with  juice of half a lime and 1 tsp honey.
  • Take only one sumptuous meal (lunch time only) a day. The meal should contain green vegetables. Do not drink water during or immediately after the lunch. Water should be taken after about one hour of the meal. Tea, Coffee and sweets should be avoided.
  • One or two ripe tomatoes taken early morning as a substitute for breakfast, for a couple of months, are considered a safe method of weight reduction. They also supply the food elements essential to preserve health.
  • Mint is very beneficial in losing weight. Have some salads, vegetables with it.
  • Eating 10-12 fully grown curry leaves every morning for 3 to 4 months may be helpful in weight loss for obese and overweight people.
  • Have a cup of dandelion root tea thrice daily.
  • Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.
  • Make a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon powdered black pepper, 3 teaspoon lime juice, and 1 teaspoon honey in 1 cup water. Drinking this mixture for 3-4 months may be helpful in weight loss for obese and overweight people.
  • Trifla , a herbal combination of amalaki, bibbitaki, and haritaki is good for loosing weight.
  • Walking and running is the best exercise to lose weight.
  • Spices like ginger , cinnamon, black pepper etc. are good for loosing weight. Drink ginger tea 2-3 times a day.

Further suggestion:-

    To prevent the obesity or decrease weight and get rid of obesity three things must be kept in mind:

  • Controlling eating habits.
  • Regular exercise.
  • Avoiding the causes of weight gain.

Yoga is a gentle way to bring a balanced attitude to all aspects of life. Yoga can help you control your weight more effectively, whether you need to lose weight or to gain it.

Many a times the glands are sluggish in our body. These sluggish glands are stimulated by yoga asana to increase their hormonal secretions. Especially the thyroid gland pays important role in our weight because it affects body metabolism.

  1. Lace of Desire

Yogic cure :-

 [1]Shatkarma                                     {Purificatory techniques}

{a} Kunjal                                           {Volitional stomach wash}

{b} Jalaneti                                         {Nose wash by water}

{c} Kapalbhati                                    {Lungs & brain wash by breathing}

{d} Nauli                                            {Massage to abdominal visceral organs}

{e} Sankha-prakshalana                     {Mouth to anus gut wash}

 [2]Yogasanas                                         {Posture}

{a} Siddhasana                                    {Perfect}

{b} Padmasana                                    {Lotus}

{c} Vajrasana                                      {Adamantine}

{d} Singhasana                                   {Lion}

{e} Brahmacharyasana

{f} Makrasana                                   {Crocodile}

{g} Bhujangasana                             {Cobra}

{h} Sarvangasana                             {Shoulder stand}

{i} Guptasana

{j} Shavasana                                   {Corpse}

{k} Sirshasana

{l} Halasana

{m} Mayurasana

 [3]Pranayama                                       {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Bhastika

{b} Ujjayi

 [4} Bandhas:-                                                           {Bands}

{a} Moola bandha

{b} Uddiyan-bandha,

{c} Maha bandha

 [5]Mudras:_                                     {Finger –posture}

{a} Vipritkarni mudra

{b}  Tadagi  mudra

{c}  Yoni mudra

{d} Ashwini mudra

{e} Yog mudra

{f} Maha mudra

{g} Vajoli mudra

{h} Shakti chalini mudra

{i} Mahavedh mudra

 [6] Dhayan                              {Meditation}

    {7}Yogic diet:-

    Diet is an important factors,

Include fresh fruit nut, cereals, green vegetables, milk, honey your diet.

Avoid smoking, alcohol, tea, coffee all processed canned refined and denatured foods especially white sugar and white flour and products made from them.


  Scientific appraisal in favour of yoga:-

   Yoga’s view of sex is the same as of every other issue – moderation. Yoga considers sex to be a natural function, very beneficial in a loving relationship and, of course, essential for the continuation of the human race.Yogis warn against overindulgence in sex since they consider this will deplete the life force. They state that the sexual secretions contain very concentrated life force and nutrients, since they contain the seeds of life. Depletion of life force results in a reduced vitality level and reduced resistance to disease. It also retards progress from the practice of yoga. A whole field of yoga called Hatha Yoga or Kundalini Yoga is concerned with harnessing the sexual power. Yoga enables one to get into meaningful relationships and enjoy the process, at the same time provides a path to use the powerful energy involved in sex.

The yogis consider that normal sexual function occurs when the reproductive system is in a state of optimum health. They have found that the most effective way of attaining this optimum health state is by doing yoga asanas and breathing exercises. Those who are physiologically weak and partially or wholly impotent may restore potency as they regain their physical health. Steadier practice of milder yogic exercises may yield results when more vigorous bodybuilding workouts end in undue exhaustion. Those who approach sexual matters nervously rather than relaxedly may profit from previous relaxing yogic exercises.

Marriage counselors suggest that a relaxed condition is one of the essentials for a harmonious sex relationship because when hurried and strained it leaves the couple (the woman especially) dissatisfied and irritated, adversely affecting her entire well being. Indra Devi, author of many books on yoga, remarked that “The wives of several of my students have often told me that since their husbands had taken up Yoga exercises, their marital relationships had undergone remarkable changes.”

It’s true that advanced yogis practice celibacy. They need every ounce of their life force for their quest for cosmic consciousness. They also know that the realization of their goal produces eternal bliss, besides which the brief pleasure of sex pales into insignificance. Their minds have progressed so far that they are not prepared to settle for a watered-down version of happiness.

Home Remedies:-

There are a number of home remedies that can be utilized to help overcome sexual disorders.

1. Aromatherapy has a powerful effect on the body and mind and can help to relieve stress and other psychological triggers associated with sexual disorders. Some of the essential oils that can help reduce stress and rejuvenate your sex life include lavender, jasmine, cardamom, clary sage, and rose.

2. Massage therapy can also help to relieve stress and promote blood flow to the organs of the body, including the sexual organs, to improve their functioning. Massage therapy may be combined with aromatherapy for additional benefits

  1.  Hysteria


Hysteria is a mental disorder arising from intense anxiety. It is characterised by lack of control over acts and emotions, and by sudden seizures of unconsciousness with emotional outbursts. It is often the result of repressed conflicts within the person. This disease appears in both sexes, but it is far more common in young women between fourteen and twenty five years of age.

Causes :


The most common causes of hysteria are sexual repression, perverted habits of thought, and idleness. Heredity plays an important part in its causation. A nervous family background and faulty emotional training when young are predisposing causes. The emotional situations may be mental, strain, stress, fear, worry, depression, traumatism, masturbation, and prolonged sickness.


Heaviness in the limbs, cramps

The symptoms of hysteria are heaviness in the limbs, severe cramps, a strong feeling of ascending abdominal constriction, continual sighings, difficulty in breathing, constriction in the chest, palpitations, feeling of a foreign body lodged in the throat, swelling of the neck and of the jugular veins, suffocation, headache, clenched teeth, and generalized and voluntary tensing of muscles of locomotion.

Wild painful cries, loss of consciousness

In severe cases, additional symptoms are noticeable; these may include wild and painful cries, incomplete loss of consciousness, an enormously swollen neck, violent and tumultuous heartbeats, involuntary locomotor muscle contraction, frightening generalized convulsions, and violent movement.

Weakness, emotional instability

The physical symptoms include a weakness of the will, a craving for love and sympathy, and a tendency towards emotional instability. Hysterical trances may last for days or weeks. A patient in a trance may appear to be in a deep sleep, but the muscles are not usually relaxed.

Yogic cure:-

  [1]Shatkarma                                                {Purificatory  techniques}

{a} Jal-neti                                            {Nose washing by water}

  [2]Yogasanas                                    {Posture}

{a}  Bhujangasana                          {Cobra}

{b} Matsyasana,                              {Fish posture}

{c} Dhanurasana                             {Bow}

{d} Vipreetkarni                                {Inverted pose}

{e} Gomukhasana                              {Cow posture}

{f} Ardha Matsyendrasana              {Half spinal twist}

{g} Halasana                                       {Plough}

{h} Paschimottanasana                 {Posteriar posture}

{i}  Pawanmuktasana                       {Wind reliving pose}

{j}  Shalabhasana                               {Locust posture}

{k}  Shavasana.                                 {Corpse}

{l}  Sarvangasana                              {Shoulderstand}

{m} Yogamudra                             {Yoga}

{n} Padmasana                                  {Lotus}

{o} Vajrasana                                     {Adamantine}

{p} Mandukasana                             {Frog pose}

  [3]Pranayama                                {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Kapalbhati              {Lungs & brain wash by breathing}

{b} Bramari                 { Bellows pranayama}

{c} Anulome-vilom     {Alternate nostrilar pranayama}

 [4]Bandhas:-                                           {Bands}

{a} Uddiyana bandha                         {Abdominal lock}   

[5] Mudras:-

{a}  Gyan mudra   

{B} Ashwini  mudra

[6] Yogic diet:

    All-fruit diet

In most cases of hysteria, it is desirable for patients to start the treatment by adopting an all-fruit diet for several days, taking three meals a day of juicy fruits such as oranges, apples, grapes, grapefruit, papayas, and pineapples.

Exclusive milk diet

This may be followed by an exclusive milk diet for about a month. The milk diet will help to build better blood and nourish the nerves. If the full milk diet is not convenient, a diet of milk and fruits may be adopted. The patient may, thereafter, gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits.

Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol etc.

The patient should avoid alcohol, tea, coffee, tobacco, white sugar and white flour, and products made from them.

[7] Meditation:-

{8}Yog-sangeet {Yoga-music}

 {a} Asaveri rag

{b} Brindavani rag

{c} Bilahari rag

[9] Fasting;               

Home Remedies :

Hysteria treatment using Jambul

The black berry fruit is considered an effective home remedy for hysteria. Three kilograms of this fruit and a handful of salt should be put in a jug filled with water.The jug should be kept in the sun for a week. A women suffering from hysteria should take 300 gm of these fruits on an empty stomach, and drink a cup of water from the jug. The day she starts this treatment, 3 Kg more of these fruits, mixed with a handful of salt, should be kept in another jug filled with water, so that when the contents of the first jug are finished, the contents of the other will be ready for use. This treatment should be continued for two weeks.

Hysteria treatment using Honey

Honey is regarded as another effective remedy for hysteria. It is advisable to take one tablespoon of honey daily

Hysteria treatment using Bottle Gourd

Bottle gourd is useful as an external application in hysteria. Macerated fresh pulp of this vegetable should be applied over the head of the patient in the treatment of this disease.

Hysteria treatment using Lettuce

Lettuce is considered valuable in this disease. A cup of fresh juice of lettuce, mixed with a teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (indian goose berry) juice, should be given every day in the morning for a month, as a medicine in the treatment of hysteria.

Hysteria treatment using Rauwolfia

The herb rauwolfia is very useful for hysteria. One gram of the powdered root should be administered with one cup of milk in the morning as well as in the evening. Treatment should be continued till a complete cure has been obtained.

Hysteria treatment using Asafoetida

Asafoetida has also proved beneficial in the treatment of this disease. Smelling this gum prevents hysterical attacks. If taken orally, the daily dosage should be from 0.5 to 1.0 gm. An emulsion made up of 2 gm of the gum with 120 ml of water is a valuable enema in hysteria, when the patient resists taking the gum orally.

Further Suggetion:

Self control and occupying the mind

The patient should be taught self-control and educated in the right habits of thinking. Her mind must be drawn away from herself by some means. Proper sex education should be provided and a married patient should be taught to enjoy a normal sexual relationship.

Exercise and outdoor games

Exercise and outdoor games are also important. They take the mind away from self and induce cheerfulness.

  1. Beautiful Face Through Yoga Therapy…..

Yoga for beauty can help you to look young and beautiful well into old age. Face is the index of mind, good texture of skin and health of your hairs are an indication of your physical and mental health.

Main obstacles of beautiful Skin :

1.Insufficient nutrition due to unhealthy eating habits.

2.Eating foods which are poor in nutrition like white flour, sugar, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

3.Sedentary lifestyle which leads to proper blood circulation and accumulation of toxins in our blood.

4.Proper blood circulation which is most essential for healthy skin.

5.As a result of improper cleansing, dirt and dust particles gets accumulated in our skin and clog sweat glands.

6.Poor digestion or frequent constipation.

7.Over-exposure to sun.

Yogic cure:

 [1] Shatkarma                                                         {Purificatory techniques}

{a} Jal-neti                                               {Nose washing by water}

{b} Sankh-Prakshalana                                  {Mouth to anus gut wash}

 2] Yogasanas                                                                 {Posture}

{a} Sarvangasana                                                {Shoulder stand}

{b} Vipritkarni mudra                                        {Reverse pose}

{c} Halasana                                                       {Plough}

{d} Pawan muktasana                                        {Wind release}

{e} Matsyasana                                                  {Fish}

{f} Supta vajrasana                                            {Lying adamantine}

{g} Shirshasana                                                 {Head stand}

{h} Mayurasana                                                 {Peacock}

{i} Gomukhasana                                               {Cow}

{j} Vajrasana                                                      {Adamantine}

[3] Pranayama                               {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Bhastrika                                        {Humming bee pranayama}

{b} Anulome-vilome                            {Alternate nostrilar pranayama}

  [4] Bandhas:-                                                  {Bands}                                                  

{a} Jalandhar bandha                              {Chin lock}

{b} Uddiyana bandha                              {Abdominal lock}

 [5} Mudras:                                                        {Finger –posture}

{a}Pashini mudra

{b}Aakashi mudra

{c} Agni mudra

{d} Surya mudra

 [6] Dhayan                            {Meditation }

 {7}Yogic diet:

Eat a healthy and nutritious diet. Eat sattvik food as per yoga diet philosophy. Include plenty of fresh dark green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, milk, sprouts,nuts, whole grain cereals etc to your food. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables in raw form or enjoy fresh vegetable/fruit juices. Vegetable juices are a low calorie storehouse of nutrients. Eat a balanced diet and include handful of nuts. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol and aerated drinks. Try to eat freshly cooked food as far as possible. Stop intake of processed and junk food.

Scientific Explanation:-

Yoga is a wonderful method for gaining physical strength, fitness and beauty in your life.  Yoga helps to reduce excess fat in the body, makes you healthy and brings a shine of confidence on your face. Yoga makes the body flexible and plays a vital role in overcoming stress and ageing.

  • One should feel good from inside in order to look good. Sukhasana and Shavasana are the two famous yogasna which provides complete relaxation to your body with mental peace.
  • Yoga helps you to maintain healthy body as well as mind, thus you can gain physical fitness. It provides flexibility to your body and removes toxins from it, which will make you feel younger.
  • It helps in thyroid and weight loss problems and thus you can get perfect shape of the body & look beautiful. Pranayams like kapalbhati are very useful to do.
  • Yoga helps you get perfect oxygen dose for your body which provides glow to skin.
  • It delays ageing, and you remain active and younger for longer time as compared to others who does not practice yoga.
  • With yoga you can get toned legs and hands, firm and flat belly which will make you look gorgeous.
  • It improves blood circulation and helps in balancing the hormones which gives the skin a healthy glow.
  • It is very useful for woman having wrinkled skin, under eye dark circles and flabby stomach.

Further suggestion:-

  • Make water as your favourite drink. Drink plenty of water as it hydrates the skin and helps to remove toxins. It also helps to promote smooth bowel movements.
  • Be cheerful at all times. There is nothing better than laughter yoga in this regard.
  • Practice detachment and avoid excesses of food, drinks or emotions. Eat for nutrition and not for taste buds.
  • Follow an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Clean and exfoliate your skin regularly. Use an effective moisturiser.
  • Get your body massaged periodically. Oil massage improves blood circulation and improves the health of the skin.
  • Avoid over exposure to sun. Do remember to apply your sun screen lotion.
  • An eight-hours sound sleep will help your body to replenish, regenerate and rejuvenate itself. Take rest at the end of the day. Do not skip sound sleep, as a restless mind often affects the overall health.

By – Yogi Yoganand