Strictly speaking, Leucoderma is not a medical term, though it has come to mean any white/light coloured skin patch. Very broadly, white patches can be acquired or may be present at birth. Again, both acquired and congenital skin patches can result from hordes of reasons. While congenital patches are not of much importance - since a majority of them are birthmarks anyway, the disease wherein acquired patches develop is generally referred to as Leucoderma (or Leucoderma in medical terms). Other acquired white patches usually follow some preceding disorder.
Yoga and Leucoderma The skin protects the body from cold, heat, sunshine, wind and diseases and through sweat it throws out the waste material. Body’s complete health depends upon the skin. Skin diseases should not be ignored and should be treated immediately. Perspiration is necessary for good health. Lack of perspiration signifies presence of some disease like leucoderma dark spots, prickly heat, boils and skin diseases are few of them.
The system of your body works well with the help of yoga. Moreover, it helps your skin to reproduce new cells. Yoga balances the internal hormonal system of your body. The hormones are very important to keep your skin soft. The physical exercises of yoga keeps you fit. It helps the fluids to carry oxygen to the skin. Yoga therapy includes nutritious food, restraint and a code of conduct to be followed by the diseased. The site, therefore, includes only the common beneficial effects of yogasana on various diseases.
YOGA POSES FOR LEUCODERMA
Cobra Pose Cobra Pose is one of the best ways to maintain the body in perfect condition. It increases spinal strength and flexibility, helps prevent lower backache, and helps cure lumbago, rheumatism, and arthritis of the spine. It also relieves menstrual problems (irregularity, cramps, backache) cures loss of appetite, helps correct bad posture, and improves the functioning of the liver and spleen.
Bow Pose The Bow Pose resembles an archer's bow. It strengthens the muscles in the back area, improves posture, and helps in dealing with several gastrointestinal problems. Take note that this Yoga Pose is not for people who are suffering from serious neck or back injury. The pose is so named because as you hold it, your body is bent back like a bow and your arms are held straight and taut like a bowstring.
Pranayam Pranayama is very important technique in yoga which is control and extension of Prana or Vital energy or Life force. Pranayama helps in management of this energy. Various techniques are available in yoga, which give interesting but good results. The Pranayama can be classified in 2 types in terms of physiology, Hypo ventilation or vitalizing pranayama and Hyper ventilation or relaxing pranayama. Kapalbhati, Bhasrika and Fast breathing can be classified under Hyper ventilation (increases Oxygen and reduces carbon dioxide) and Deep breathing, Bhramari, Shitali, Sitkari can be classified as Hypo ventilation.
Seated Forward Bend Pose This seated bend stimulates the internal organs and is also beneficial in relieving some symptoms of menopause and PMS. Relax your body and mind, stretch your hamstrings, shoulders, and spine, relieve stress, and improve your posture and concentration by practicing the Seated Forward Bend.
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