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Asanas And Exercises To Improve Various Health Conditions

Posted Jun 02 2009 4:39pm

Ageing, To DelayFull practice, mental and physical, with special emphasis on Headstand; Half-shoulderstand; Shoulderstand.
All swinging-downward exercises and Slow Movements; Raised Poses.
All breathing cycles; Recharging of Vital Energy; Uddiyana; Nauli; Savasana; Yoga-mudra.
Mental Exercises: Mind Mirror; Releasing of Inner Light; Concentration on Love and Devotion.
Ankles, SwollenHeadstand; Inverted Poses; Vajroli mudra.
Arms, To FirmArm exercises.
Raised Poses.
Head of a Cow Pose.
ArthritisAll asanas and exercises possible.
AsthmaAll abdominal breathing.
Pose of a Frog; Pose of a Fish; Savasana.
Backache, From Displaced OrgansHeadstand; Inverted Poses; Aswini mudra.
Backache, From Weak MusclesSpinal Twist; Fish; Locust; Camel; Headstand.
Breathing away pain; Sending prana to spine.
Bust, To FirmCobra; Camel; Bust exercises.
Chin, To Prevent Double And Firm UnderneathPose of a Camel; Supine Pelvic; Face exercises; Pose of a Lion.
Circulatory TroublesTriangular Pose.
Inverted Poses.
Breathing Cycles.
ColdsAll breathing cycles, specially Blacksmith's Bellows; Headstand; Shoulderstand; Vital Energy charging.
Concentration, To ImproveHeadstand; Half-shoulderstand; Lotus Pose; Balancing Poses; Yoga-mudra; Concentration exercises.
Confidence, Loss ofHeadstand; Raised Poses; Cobra; Spinal Twist; Lotus Pose; Balancing Poses; Vajroli mudra; Angular Pose; Mental exercises.
ConstipationUddiyana; Nauli; Head-to-knee; Plough; Fish; Cobra; Savasana; Locust; Inverted Poses; Yoga-mudra; Aswinimudra; Vajroli-mudra.
DepressionGeneral practice, especially Savasana; Headstand and all inverted poses; Cobra; Vajroli-mudra; Locust; Spinal Twist; Breathing cycles; Mental exercises; Also diet control.
Dowager's HumpNeck exercises.
Pose of a Camel; Headstand; Inverted Poses.
Energy, Vital -Loss ofHeadstand; Shoulderstand; Savasana; Vajroli-mudra; Breathing cycles; Recharging cycles; Energy-charging cycles; Circulating Life Force.
Facial Muscles, SaggingInverted Poses; Headstand; Facial exercises.
Head of a Cow; Yoga-mudra.
FearPose of a Hero; Lotus Pose; Headstand; Shoulderstand; Vajroli-mudra; Spinal Twist; Cobra; Meditation; Mental exercises, specially on Fear.
Feet, SwollenInverted poses; Feet exercises.
ColdCirculation Exercises.
Warming breath.
Triangular Pose.
FlatulenceKnee-to-stomach Pose; Digestive cycles; Breathing cycles.
Frustration, GeneralBreathing cycles; Savasana; Lotus Pose; All mental exercises.
HemorrhoidsInverted poses; Aswini-mudra; walking on buttocks; Massage.
Hearing, FailingHeadstand; Half-shoulderstand; All forward swinging exercises; Yoga-mudra.
Heart ConditionsSavasana; Breathing cycles for slowing down breath and heart.
Mental exercises; Pose of a Frog; Pose of a Child; Diamond Pose.
Lotus Pose; Fish Pose; in some cases, with doctors permission, Headstand.
Hot FlushesSavasana; Shoulderstand; Quiet breathing cycles; Cooling breath.
HypertensionSavasana; Pacifying breathing cycles; Frog Pose; Cross-legged Poses; Fish Pose; Diamond Pose; Mental exercises.
ImpotenceHeadstand; Shoulderstand; Savasana; Aswini-mudra; Vajroli-mudra; Breathing cycles; Transmuting of energies.
IndigestionDigestive cycle; Stomach contractions; Savasana; Knees to-stomach; Head-to-knee; Pacifying Breaths; Vajroli mudra; Yoga-mudra; Forward-stretching.
InsomniaSpinal massage-rocking; Triangular Pose; Savasana; Breathing cycles; Plough; Locust; Head-to-knee.
Joints, Stiffness OfAll general practice, with emphasis on all exercises; Lotus Pose; Forward-stretching cycle; Spinal Twist; Archer; Camel; Eagle; Fish.
Legs, To Improve And FirmEagle; Angular Pose; Forward-stretching cycle; Lotus; Head-to-knee.
Memory, FailingHeadstand; Yoga-mudra; Pose of a Hare.
Exercises bringing blood to the head.
Mental exercises.
MenopauseSavasana; Breathing and recharging cycles; Cobra; Spinal Twist; Head-to-knee; Stomach contractions; Ashwini mudra; Shoulderstand; Mental exercises.
Menstrual DifficultiesShoulderstand; Plough; Fish; Locust; Stomach contractions; Aswini-mudra; Cobra; Head-to-knee; Savasana.
MigraineSavasana; Headstand; Breathing cycles.
Neck, To FirmNeck exercises; Pose of a Camel.
ProlapseHeadstand and all inverted poses; Aswini-mudra; Abdominal contractions (with doctor's approval).
Prostate Gland, EnlargementAswini-mudra; Arch gesture.
Relative Strength, Loss OfRaised poses.
RheumatismSpinal Twist; Cobra; Locust and general practice.
SciaticaSpinal Twist.
Sexual DebilityHeadstand; Shoulderstand; Vajroli-mudra; Half-shoulderstand; Plough; Fish; Eagle; Aswini-mudra; Frog Pose; Spinal Twist; Uddiyana. Transmutation of energies.
Sight, Care OfEye exercises; Headstand; Half-shoulder stand; yoga-mudra; All forward swinging exercises.
Sinus TroubleHeadstand; Breathing cycles; Blacksmith's Bellows.
Stomach, To Firm And SlimUddiyana; Nauli; Camel; Locust; Forward-stretching cycle; Archer; Spinal Twist; Vajroli-mudra; All stomach exercises.
Stress And TensionSavasana; Shoulderstand; Pacifying breaths; Balancing Poses; Angular Pose; Cross-legged Poses; Diamond Pose; Pose of a Frog; Mental exercises
TeethHeadstand; Half-shoulderstand; Face and neck exercises.
Thighs, To FirmCobra; Locust; Lotus; Star Pose; Head-to-knee; Supine pelvic.
Throat, Weakness OfPose of a Lion; Breathing cycles; Shoulderstand.
Thyroid DeficiencyShoulderstand; Cobra with chin pressed in; Choking Pose; Recharging breaths; Mental exercises.
UlcersSavasana; Breathing cycles; Fish Pose; Pose of a Frog; Diamond Pose; All mental exercises.
Varicose VeinsAll inverted poses, including Headstand.
Waistline, To ReduceSideways swing; Spinal Twist; Cobra; Forward-stretching cycle.
Weight, ExcessShoulderstand; All general practice; Diet.
WorryAll breathing cycles; Recharging with energy; Shoulder stand; Savasana; Pose of a Hero; Pose of a Frog; Fish Pose; Lotus Pose; Mental exercises.
WrinklesHeadstand; Half-shoulder stand; Knee-to-stomach; Face exercises; Yoga-mudra; All forward-stretching movements; Pose of a Camel. Head of a Cow.

Special Precautions ::

If you are suffering fromAvoid these exercises or asenas
Blood-pressure - hypertensionInverted poses; Breathing exercises that increase pressure in the head; Swinging down from the waist; Any exercise that brings blood to the head.
Weak eye capillariesAs above
Inflamed ears or eyesAs above
Prolapse of uterusAll strenuous raised poses
Varicose veinsPositions that slow down circulation in legs ... e.g. Lotus, sitting back on heels, Supine pelvic . . . or put pressure on leg veins
Stomach contractionsDo not practice for three hours after meals; Avoid exercising during menstruation or pregnancy or in the case of ulcers.
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