Anaemia  – Underlying causes and Yogic cure on efficiency reducing disease. 


            Anemia is a condition where there is a lower than normal number of red blood cells in the blood, usually measured by a decrease in the amount of heamoglobin. Heamoglobin is the oxygen-carrying part of red blood cells. It gives these blood cells their red color.

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Comman causes:-

                  The cause varies with the type of anemia. Potential causes include blood loss, poor diet, many diseases, medication reactions, and various problems with the bone marrow, where blood cells are made. Iron deficiency anemia is most common in women who have heavy menstrual periods.

Risk factors include heavy periods, pregnancy, older age, and diseases that cause anemia.


Apart from the regular kind of anaemia that is usually caused by iron deficiency there are many variants of the disease. The bone marrow of human body creates the red blood cells. If these get damaged by any chance, the generation of healthy red blood cells is thwarted. This leads to the development of a rare type of Anaemia and it is known as aplastic anaemia.

The red blood cells have a natural life cycle. If they are created and destroyed quicker than usual then it causes haemolytic anaemia. This variant of the disease has a record of being carried forward through generations in a family. Some people suffering from persistent ailments like inflammatory bowel disease, cancer,arthritis and kidney failure may also develop anaemia.


Possible symptoms include:


Chest pain

Shortness of breath




 Yogic cure:-

              [1] Shatkarma                                                {Purificatory techniques}

{a}Nauli kriya                                      { Massage to Abdominal visceral organs }


                   [2] Yogasanas                                                  {posture}

{a} Sarvangasana                                  {Shoulder stand}

{b} Vipritkarni mudra                         {Reverse posture}

{c} Halasana                                           {Plough}

{d} Pawan muktasana                         {Wind-release}

{e} Matsyasana                                      {Fish}

{f} Supta vajrasana                               {Lying adamantine}

{g} Dhanurasana                                   {Bow}

{h} Paschimottanasana                       {Posterior stretch}

{i} Padmasana                                        {Lotus}

{j} Sirshasana                                         {Head stand}

{k} Shavasana                                        {Corpse}

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

{a} Nadi suddhi

{b} Anulome-vilome    {Alternate nostril breathing}



{a} Uddiyana bandha                       {Abdominal lock}



{a} Pran mudra


               [6]Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}


               {7}Yogic diet:-


                   Avoid: Hot {spicy food} things ,mustard,tamarind,fried stuff,nuts,meat,tobacco and alcohol.

                Lemons may be used in lieu of tamarind. As the appetite improves due to exercises, more nutritious food may be taken.

Essential foods:-  rice {unpolished} with cooking water retained,gruel of ragi,wheat  cakes made from whole wheat milk,green leafy vegetables. Tomatoes, grapes,pasali leaves. After gaining good digestive power,shark/cod liver oil may be taken.

                              Generally, newborn kids do not suffer from the menace but in cases of haemorrhage it may occur. If the blood groups of the mother and her child are dissimilar this disease can happen. Iron deficiency is the root cause of the ailment with kids and teenage girls. The treatments for anaemia are largely dependent on the causes. If the disease has stemmed from a deficiency of iron intake then eating food imbued with iron will be a good idea.      


Scientific  explanation-

  Regular practice of different yoga poses increases the RBC production as well as purifies the blood. According to various yoga gurus anemic patients should start their yoga session with Pranayama followed by Trikonasana. It improves health thereby attaining eternity. Yoga releases the toxins from the body and tries to be in full harmony with nature with the basic 3 aspects of the human elements: the mind, the mental and the spiritual. Yoga has done wonders to the people suffering from various diseases and had cured them completely from the time of Indus civilization, when the treatment of allopathy was not heard of.

Yoga integrates the exercises of aerobics, gymnastics and even combines the mental and physical through breathing, lungs exercise and inhaling of fresh air in to the system. Yoga is a way of life, a conscious act and not a set or series of learning principles. The dexterity, grace, and poise you cultivate as a matter of course is the natural outcome of regular practice. You require no major effort. In fact trying hard will turn your practice into a humdrum, even painful or injurious routine and will eventually slow down your progress. Subsequently and interestingly, the therapeutic effect of yoga is the direct result of involving the mind totally in inspiring (breathing) the body to awaken. One should be gentle and poised.


Further suggestion:-

    There are some food and vegetables that are rich in iron. Examples include eggs, red meat, dried apricots, spinach, sardines and wholemeal bread. One should also consume foods rich in Vitamin B12 like poultry, eggs, fish, meat, cheese and milk etc. Apart from these, broccoli, pulses, wheat germ etc needs to be taken since they have folic acid that helps in iron absorption. Often, taking iron supplements can prove to be beneficial. Vitamin C rich foods can also help the iron absorption by the body. In severe cases of the disease, blood transfusion becomes mandatory