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Yogic Management of Asthma February 2015

Yogic Management of Asthma. How can yoga and the associated practices and lifestyle changes help alleviate asthma?

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Yogic Management of Asthma February 2015

  1. 1. Yogic Management of Asthma Yoga and Health FYM 204 MA Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences Candidates February 24, 2015 Ritesh M. Sheth
  2. 2. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 What is Asthma? • Asthma - a respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It is usually connected to allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity. – A chronic inflammatory condition where the airways develop increased responsiveness to various stimuli like: › A specific allergen › Cold air › Smog › Dust › Pollen – Symptoms of asthma may be mild or life threatening and can usually be controlled with the combination of drugs and lifestyle Sri Sri University 2
  3. 3. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 What is Yogic Therapy • Ancient yoga techniques can be employed in the treatment and management of physiological and psychosomatic disorders • Yoga therapy can be effective when used with traditional medicine – By tailoring yoga practices to individual needs – Taking medical consideration into account – Yoga therapy is more effective than general yoga practice – Safe means of treating medical conditions – Applies equal focus on mind, body and spirit – Avoids judgment and communicates the form and essence of yoga Sri Sri University 3
  4. 4. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 Medical Treatment of Asthma • Allopathic Medical Treatments: – Broncho-dilators – Decongestants – Anti-inflammatory – Locally active substances • Not recommended to stop allopathic treatments immediately • May be safer to do so over time and with approval of one of the following physicians: – Allopathic – Ayurvedic – Homeopathic – Naturopathic Sri Sri University 4
  5. 5. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 Diet and Fasting • Overeating • Aids to Digestion • Constipation • Fasting • The Integrated Diet Sri Sri University 5
  6. 6. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 Overpowering Asthma with Yoga • Basic breathing techniques and yoga postures can help you counter asthma more effectively: – 1. Deep yogic breaths use our lungs to its maximum capacity and also help us to learn breathing correctly – 2. Nadi Shodhan pranayama (Alternate nostril breathing technique) – 3. Kapala Bhati pranayama (Skull shining breathing technique) – 4. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sitting half spinal twist) – 5. Pavanamuktasana (Wind relieving pose) – 6. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge pose) – 7. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) – 8. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-facing dog pose) – 9. Badhakonasana (Butterfly pose) – 10. Poorvottanasana (Upward plank pose) – 11. Shavasana (Corpse pose) Sri Sri University 6
  7. 7. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 Practice Programs • Immediate Practice if acute asthma attack: – Option 1: › Sitting on a chair › Bend over so that elbows are on knees › Chin can rest in palms of hands or hands placed between knees › Relax the shoulders, chest, and whole body › Relax into position and feel breath freeing up – Option 2: › Pranamasana (bow pose) with hands by head › Shashankasana (Shishu Asana / Child’s Pose) – Option 3: › Controlled breathing with: – 5 inhale counts – 5 retention counts – 5 exhalation counts Sri Sri University 7
  8. 8. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 Complimentary Therapy Psychological Methods 1. Psychotherapy 2. Behavior therapy 3. Hypnotherapy Stabilizing the Vital Energy 1. Homeopathy 2. Ayurveda 3. Acupuncture 4. Magneto Therapy Sri Sri University 8
  9. 9. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 Yoga Therapy • Total correction of the bodily disturbances is brought about by correcting the disturbances at the emotional, psychological, and vital energy levels • Psychological Level – method to turn the mind inwards and achieve deep awareness of functions of internal organs • Vital Energy Level – Imbalance, blockage in the flow of prana in the Nadis causes disease. Pranayama corrects the disturbances in the flow of these energies that make all organs function efficiently • Body Level – The deep relaxation reduces the element of panic during an attack so that one can direct their mind inwards to relax their bronchus Sri Sri University 9
  10. 10. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 Integrated Approach • Annamaya Kosha – Neti, Jal Neti, Kapalbhati, Agnisara, Vaman Dhouti – Benefits • Pranamaya Kosha – Random agitation in pranic flows at Pranamaya Kosha can be corrected by pranayama practice and kriyas. • Manomaya Kosha – Devotional session containing prayers, chants, bhajans, namavali, dhuns, stotras etc. • Vijnanamaya Kosha – Knowledge burns the strong attachments, obsessions, likes and dislikes which are the basic reasons for the agitations of mind • Anandamaya kosha – The Happiness Analysis – Ananda Mimasa – Happiness is within and ‘each one of us’ in our casual state is ‘Ananda’ Sri Sri University 10
  11. 11. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 Other Treatments • Coffee • Herbs • Massage • Sauna • Ayurveda • Homeopathy • Biochemical Salt Treatment • Speleotherapy • Auto-urine therapy Sri Sri University 11
  12. 12. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 The Path to Health • Be Aware • Don’t worry • Apply yogic therapy immediately • Change Habits • Feel Better – begin linking the mind, body, and breath Sri Sri University 12
  13. 13. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 Appendix Sri Sri University 13
  14. 14. MA Yoga Naturopathy 2014 - 2016 Yogic Treatment • Kunjal • Jala Neti • Vastra Dhauti • Shankhaprakshalana • Asanas • Pranayamas • Relaxation Sri Sri University 14

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