Asanas And Exercises To Improve Various Health Conditions
Shilpa • onHealth & Beauty 12 years ago • 5 min read

Ageing, To Delay

Full 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, Swollen

Headstand; Inverted Poses; Vajroli mudra.

Arms, To Firm

Arm exercises. Raised Poses. Head of a Cow Pose.

Arthritis

All asanas and exercises possible.

Asthma

All abdominal breathing. Pose of a Frog; Pose of a Fish; Savasana.

Backache, From Displaced Organs

Headstand; Inverted Poses; Aswini mudra.

Backache, From Weak Muscles

Back exercises; Plough; Cobra.

Backache, From Menstruation

Spinal Twist; Fish; Locust; Camel; Headstand. Breathing away pain; Sending prana to spine.

Bust, To Firm

Cobra; Camel; Bust exercises.

Chin, To Prevent Double And Firm Underneath

Pose of a Camel; Supine Pelvic; Face exercises; Pose of a Lion.

Circulatory Troubles

Triangular Pose. Inverted Poses. Breathing cycles.

Colds

All breathing cycles, specially Blacksmith's Bellows; Headstand; Shoulderstand; Vital Energy charging.

Concentration, To Improve

Headstand; Half-shoulderstand; Lotus Pose; Balancing Poses; Yoga-mudra; Concentration exercises.

Confidence, Loss Of

Headstand; Raised Poses; Cobra; Spinal Twist; Lotus Pose; Balancing Poses; Vajroli mudra; Angular Pose; Mental exercises.

Constipation

Uddiyana; Nauli; Head-to-knee; Plough; Fish; Cobra; Savasana; Locust; Inverted Poses; Yoga-mudra; Aswinimudra; Vajroli-mudra.

Depression

General practice, especially Savasana; Headstand and all inverted poses; Cobra; Vajroli-mudra; Locust; Spinal Twist; Breathing cycles; Mental exercises; Also diet control.

Dowager's Hump

Neck exercises. Pose of a Camel; Headstand; Inverted Poses.

Energy, Vital -Loss Of

Headstand; Shoulderstand; Savasana; Vajroli-mudra; Breathing cycles; Recharging cycles; Energy-charging cycles; Circulating Life Force.

Facial Muscles, Sagging

Inverted Poses; Headstand; Facial exercises. Head of a Cow; Yoga-mudra.

Fear

Pose of a Hero; Lotus Pose; Headstand; Shoulderstand; Vajroli-mudra; Spinal Twist; Cobra; Meditation; Mental exercises, specially on Fear.

Feet, Swollen

Inverted poses; Feet exercises.

Cold

Circulation Exercises. Warming breath. Triangular Pose.

Flatulence

Knee-to-stomach Pose; Digestive cycles; Breathing cycles.

Frustration, General

Breathing cycles; Savasana; Lotus Pose; All mental exercises.

Frustration, Sexual

Dangerous Pose, and transmuting of energies.

Hemorrhoids

Inverted poses; Aswini-mudra; walking on buttocks; Massage.

Hearing, Failing

Headstand; Half-shoulderstand; All forward swinging exercises; Yoga-mudra.

Heart Conditions

Savasana; 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 Flushes

Savasana; Shoulderstand; Quiet breathing cycles; Cooling breath.

Hypertension

Savasana; Pacifying breathing cycles; Frog Pose; Cross-legged Poses; Fish Pose; Diamond Pose; Mental exercises.

Impotence

Headstand; Shoulderstand; Savasana; Aswini-mudra; Vajroli-mudra; Breathing cycles; Transmuting of energies.

Indigestion

Digestive cycle; Stomach contractions; Savasana; Knees to-stomach; Head-to-knee; Pacifying Breaths; Vajroli mudra; Yoga-mudra; Forward-stretching.

Insomnia

Spinal massage-rocking; Triangular Pose; Savasana; Breathing cycles; Plough; Locust; Head-to-knee.

Joints, Stiffness Of

All general practice, with emphasis on all exercises; Lotus Pose; Forward-stretching cycle; Spinal Twist; Archer; Camel; Eagle; Fish.

Legs, To Improve And Firm

Eagle; Angular Pose; Forward-stretching cycle; Lotus; Head-to-knee.

Memory, Failing

Headstand; Yoga-mudra; Pose of a Hare. Exercises bringing blood to the head. Mental exercises.

Menopause

Savasana; Breathing and recharging cycles; Cobra; Spinal Twist; Head-to-knee; Stomach contractions; Ashwini mudra; Shoulderstand; Mental exercises.

Menstrual Difficulties

Shoulderstand; Plough; Fish; Locust; Stomach contractions; Aswini-mudra; Cobra; Head-to-knee; Savasana.

Migraine

Savasana; Headstand; Breathing cycles.

Neck, To Firm

Neck exercises; Pose of a Camel.

Prolapse

Headstand and all inverted poses; Aswini-mudra; Abdominal contractions (with doctor's approval).

Prostate Gland, Enlargement

Aswini-mudra; Arch gesture.

Relative Strength, Loss Of

Raised poses.

Rheumatism

Spinal Twist; Cobra; Locust and general practice.

Sciatica

Spinal Twist.

Sexual Debility

Headstand; Shoulderstand; Vajroli-mudra; Half-shoulderstand; Plough; Fish; Eagle; Aswini-mudra; Frog Pose; Spinal Twist; Uddiyana. Transmutation of energies.

Sight, Care Of

Eye exercises; Headstand; Half-shoulder stand; yoga-mudra; All forward swinging exercises.

Sinus Trouble

Headstand; Breathing cycles; Blacksmith's Bellows.

Stomach, To Firm And Slim

Uddiyana; Nauli; Camel; Locust; Forward-stretching cycle; Archer; Spinal Twist; Vajroli-mudra; All stomach exercises.

Stress And Tension

Savasana; Shoulderstand; Pacifying breaths; Balancing Poses; Angular Pose; Cross-legged Poses; Diamond Pose; Pose of a Frog; Mental exercises.

Teeth

Headstand; Half-shoulderstand; Face and neck exercises.

Thighs, To Firm

Cobra; Locust; Lotus; Star Pose; Head-to-knee; Supine pelvic.

Throat, Weakness Of

Pose of a Lion; Breathing cycles; Shoulderstand.

Thyroid Deficiency

Shoulderstand; Cobra with chin pressed in; Choking Pose; Recharging breaths; Mental exercises.

Ulcers

Savasana; Breathing cycles; Fish Pose; Pose of a Frog; Diamond Pose; All mental exercises.

Varicose Veins

All inverted poses, including Headstand.

Waistline, To Reduce

Sideways swing; Spinal Twist; Cobra; Forward-stretching cycle.

Weight, Excess

Shoulderstand; All general practice; Diet.

Weight, Deficiency

Shoulderstand; Savasana; Breathing cycles; Diet.

Worry

All breathing cycles; Recharging with energy; Shoulder stand; Savasana; Pose of a Hero; Pose of a Frog; Fish Pose; Lotus Pose; Mental exercises.

Wrinkles

Headstand; 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 from

Avoid these exercises or asenas

Blood-pressure - hypertension

Inverted poses; Breathing exercises that increase pressure in the head; Swinging down from the waist; Any exercise that brings blood to the head.

Weak eye capillaries

As above

Inflamed ears or eyes

As above

Varicose veins

Positions that slow down circulation in legs ... e.g. Lotus, sitting back on heels, Supine pelvic . . . or put pressure on leg veins

Prolapse of uterus

All strenuous raised poses

Stomach contractions

Do not practice for three hours after meals; Avoid exercising during menstruation or pregnancy or in the case of ulcers.


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  • Guest 8 years ago
    Hero’s pose is one of my favorites. I love to lay all the way back when I do it. Yoga guru Leeann Carey says that it’s a great one to do after lots of standing poses. She has a great free yoga video on hero’s pose that I thought your readers might like: http://www.planetyoga.com/free-yoga-video-heros-pose/