Natural Epilepsy is a neurological disease that disturbs the electrical functioning of the brain.

Natural Epilepsy results in altered consciousness and seizures. The disease is a common one, with as many as 50 million people worldwide who are suffering from it. Though the condition is incurable, proper medication can control it effectively. There are different types of epilepsies, depending on the cause symptoms and the area of seizure. Some epilepsy occurs only during childhood.


Though the causes of Natural Epilepsy are not discovered, it is believed that hereditary can be a factor. However, epilepsy is a neurological problem, which is totally different from mental problems. Some believe that Natural Epilepsy can occur to a person after he or she receives an injury to the brain through an infection, a stroke, falls, brain tumors etc. Sometimes, infection and illness during pregnancy can also result in triggering epilepsy in the child. Factors like hyperventilation, hypogogia, lack of sleep, constipation, stress and alcohol can lead to neurological disorders that eventually lead to epilepsy.


The most common symptom of Natural Epilepsy is repeated seizures. However, the nature of the seizure varies from one type of epilepsy to the other. In the tonic-clonic type of epilepsy, the patient becomes unconscious; his teeth are clenched, his body stiffens and falls to the ground and starts jerking uncontrollably. This can last up to 2 minutes. On the other hand, patients of the generalized absence epilepsy experience a very brief loss of consciousness (30 seconds or less) but do not fall on the ground. The abnormal jerks are absent and the person stops moving or speaking and stared straight ahead blankly. When the seizure is over, he resumes normal functioning and has no memory of the seizure. On the other hand, in a partial epileptic seizure, the person remains completely conscious and experiences twitches in different parts of the body. Sometimes, the person may also experience peculiar smells, tastes and sounds. Soon, the person finds himself in a dream-like state.

Yogic cure:-

  [1] Shatkarma                                                {Purificatory techniques}

{a} Jalaneti

{b} Nauli

        [2] Yogasanas                                              {Posture}

{a} Halasana

{b} Paschimottanasana

{c} Shashankasana

{d} Bhujangasana

{e} Sarvangasana

{f} Vipreetkarni

{g} Pawan-muktasana

{h} Dhanurasana

{i} Matsyasana

{j} Padmasana

{k} Trikonasana

{l} Shavasana

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

{a} Naadi shodhan

{b} Ujjayi

{c} Shitali

[4]Bandhas:-                                                {Bands}

{a} Uddiyana bandha

 [5]Mudras:-                                                 {Finger –posture}

{a} Vaayu mudra

{b} Shankh Mudra

[6] Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}

 {a} Om chanting

Warning Avoid kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Rabbit breathing, Mukhadhouti etc) Balancing postures are to avoided.

 Scientific Explanation:-

 Can Yoga help Epilepsy patiet ?

Natural Epilepsy can be effectively dealt with through Yoga. The Vedas describe four types of epilepsies and also suggested remedies. They have also pointed out the health factors that cause epilepsy. Different Yogas try to balance these factors.

  • Pranayama is an effective means to cure epilepsy. It is a deep breathing practice that improves blood circulation, metabolism etc. This diaphragmatic breathing restores normal respiration and thus helps prevent the epilepsy.
  • There are different types of Asanas {Postures}that can be effective in reducing the chances of epilepsy. These Asanas {Postures} improves blood circulation and calm down the nervous system. Neck exercise, pelvic tilt and chest expansion are helpful.

Meditation or Dhyana reduces stress miraculously. It soothes the mind and helps the body relax. It increases the neurotransmitters that calm down the nervous system. In fact, there has been a lot of research on the effect of meditation on epilepsy and almost all research has shown positive results.

Home Remidies: 

  • Try to have a positive attitude in life.
  • Try to stay as relaxed as possible. Try to calm down your mind.
  • Keep a close eye on your diet.
  • Massaging the soles of the feet with sesame or coconut oil before going to bed is a good remedy for Natural Epilepsy.


Though Natural Epilepsy can occur at any age, the chances are high in childhood and after 65. It is a very common disease, yet, the patients hardly ever get proper treatment.

Yogi Yogasagar