Yoga For Spinal Cord Strength

This yoga pose for spinal cord strength has great benefits apart from strengthening spinal cord.

Hi ūüôā How is yoga going on? Hope you are enjoying yoga.

Today I am gonna discuss an asana which is very powerful in enhancing the spinal cord strength.

Practice this yoga pose after these:

  1. yoga for lower back— Never strain yourself while practicing nay yoga pose. Do only how much you can and how much time you can hold the pose. Never ever strain your body.
  2. Yoga for lower back, 2nd pose
  3. Third asana in sequence
  4. For spinal cord strength
  5. 2nd asana in sequence

One asana or yoga pose never give better results. You need to practice sequence of yoga asanas everyday to see better results.

Here is one more yoga pose called setu bandhasana which helps in spinal cord strength. This pose is also known as Bridge pose.

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Benefits of setu bandhasana:

  • It strengthens back and gives good stretch to neck, chest and hips too.
  • It improves blood circulation and digestion.
  • It gives relief from any menstrual disorders, menstrual pains and also from high blood pressure, asthma.
  • It reduces thyroid problems.
  • If you are feeling stress, anxiety and depression then you should definelty do this as this asana gives relief from all those as it calms your brain.
  • It also helps in weight loss.¬†

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Process:

  1. Get your yoga mat and lie down flat on your back where your arms at your sides and palms facing down
  2. Now, bend your knees and keep your feet flat.
  3. Place your hips distance apart and parallel to each other.
  4. Bring your feet close to buttocks as much as you can, don’t overdo.
  5. Keep your arms at your sides and palms facing down.
  6. Now, inhaling, slowly lift your back as much as you can like in the above image.
  7. Support or balance your weight with arms, shoulders and feet.
  8. Feel the lifted up back and see that your thighs are parallel to each other.
  9. Lift your hips as high as possible. Don’t overdo you can slowly improve through practice.
  10. Take 10 normal breathings in this position.
  11. Exhaling, slowly come down and lie in a relaxed manner.
  12. Repeat this asana for 5 or 10 times.

Note: If you had recent neck injury and back injury, avoid this pose. If you had lumbar spinal fracture and if it happened 2 years ago, then you can do this pose as I could do comfortably. I started doing this after 1 and half years of my spine fracture. If you are suffering from chronic lower back pain, yes you should definelty do this every day.

If you have any queries or suggestions or any other, you can contact me.

Yoga For Spinal Cord Strength, Weight Loss, To Relieve Stress

A very unique and powerful yoga asana that strengthens spinal cord and helps in weight loss

Hi ūüôā How is yoga going on? I have been discussing several asanas for spinal cord strength and for lower back pain. Today I am going to discuss very unique and powerful yoga asana that strengthens not only back but also abdomen muscles and which can stimulate reproductive organs.

This asana is called Dhanurasana or Bow-pose

Practice this once you are comfortable in doing previous yoga asanas I discussed

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What’s So Peculiar About This Asana?

  • Are you feeling so stressed!!! this asana ¬†acts as a powerful stress reliever.
  • Looking to enhance spinal cord strength? this asana gives greater flexibility for spinal cord.
  • It is the perfect yoga asana for menstrual discomfort as it gives relief from all menstrual problems.
  • It is highly recommended for the people who have diabetes.
  • It also removes all stomach related disorders.
  • If you are looking for weight loss and fitness, then this asana works miraculously in reducing weight.
  • If you are struggling to reduce fat around your belly area, yes you should definelty do this daily along with other asana i mentioned.
  • It stimulates reproductive system.
  • It helps people who have kidney disorders in removing that problem.
  • It keeps your digestive system healthy.
  • It opens up neck, shoulder and chest muscles.
  • It also tones leg and arm muscles.
  • It improves blood circulation.
  • It gives relief from lower back pain.

Well, its benefits are numerous..

Let’s start practicing.

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Process:

  1. Get yoga mat and lie on your stomach, keep your feet and hip width apart and your arms by the side of your body.
  2. Now, fold your knees and hold your ankles like in the below image.

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3. Inhaling¬†in,slowly lift your chest off the ground and pull your legs up and back. (Lift as much as you can just like in the image above but don’t overdo)

4. Take 10 deep breathings. After practicing it regularly for 10 days, increase breath count to 20. (In this position, your whole weight of the body comes on your abdomen).

5. After 10 breathings, exhaling bring your legs and chest to the ground. Relax whole body and lie in your comfortable posture and take deep breathings.

6. Don’t overdo, this is very important. Don’t do beyond your capability. Do as much as you can. It will improve day by day through practice.

Warning: If you have abdominal surgery recently, avoid this asana. If you had spinal cord injury or fracture, then do this asana only after practicing the remaining asanas(that I discussed)  for 2 months

If you have any doubts or suggestions or anything, you can contact me at any time.

Yoga To Stay In The Moment

Can you stay for a minute without thinking? This yoga asana has the power to make you to stay in the moment

Can you stay in the moment without thinking?.

It’s not that much easy as mind is a monkey and it wanders here and there. Most of the people dwell either with the past events or with future thoughts.

Today’s present will be tomorrow’s past and no one can get back even if billions are paid. So, staying in the present and enjoying the moment is important as it helps you more in realizing your dreams.

Time is money.

Today I am gonna discuss very powerful yoga asana that has the power to make you to stay in the moment.

Superman Pose Yoga

If you are struggling to tone your abdomen, then superman pose yoga  that I am discussing today can tone your abdomen if practiced daily. You can get rid off excessive fat in stomach area.

Benefits of superman  pose yoga:

  • It also improves blood circulation.
  • It strengthens spinal cord and this yoga asana is the best medicine for those who suffer from chronic lower back pain.
  • It also strengthens shoulders, legs, arms.

Now, Let’s see the yoga asana:

Superman Pose Yoga

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Process:

  1. Get yoga mat and lie on your stomach with your toes flat on the floor and chin resting on the ground.
  2. Keep your legs close together with your feet lightly touching each other.
  3. Stretch your arms out to the front as far as you can.

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4. Take a deep breath, Inhaling lift your chest, LEFT hand, RIGHT leg and thigh off the floor. Your head looking straight.

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5. Take 10 normal breathings in this position. After that come down and place your head, legs and hands in relaxed position. Take deep breathings.

6. Now, again take a deep breath, Inhaling lift your chest, RIGHT hand, LEFT leg and thigh off the floor. Your head looking straight.

7. Take 10 normal breathings in this position. After that come down and place your head, legs and hands in relaxed position. Take deep breathings.

8. Now, again take a deep breath, Inhaling lift your chest, BOTH hands, BOTH legs and thighs off the floor. Your head looking straight. (For ref, look First Image)

9. Take 10 normal breathings in this position. After that come down and place your head, legs and hands in relaxed position. Take deep breathings.

10. Relax and observe your internal changes

You will automatically keep awareness and will be conscious completely as you can’t think any thing while doing this asana expect concentrating. That’s the miracle in this yoga asana.

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Who Can Do?

Any one who wants to enhance the strength of spinal cord, who has chronic lower back pain or mild back pain, who had lumbar spinal cord injury or fracture, who has shoulder pains, knee pains, who wants to tone their abdomen, who wants to improve their consciousness or presence of mind can practice this superman pose yoga asana daily.

If you had spinal cord injury or fracture then practice till this asana for 3 months. After that only start with remaining.

Any comments(positive or negative) or suggestions or doubts, don’t hesitate to contact me

Stay healthy ūüôā

Yoga For Spinal Cord Strength And Lower Back Pain

Salabhasana or grasshoper yoga pose can enhance spinal cord strength and gives relief from lower back pain

Well, who doesn’t want a healthy life?

If want, proper steps have to be taken. Diet and exercise are the two key essentials for a balanced healthy life. Exercise helps in keeping both mind and body healthy where as proper diet supplements it.

Yoga works as the best medicine in healing all health problems. If there is some problem in spinal cord, its not even possible to take breath. This is from my personal experience. After my spinal cord fracture, I faced severe trouble in taking breaths. Yoga has become my close friend that it takes care of my health.

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Lower back pain is a very severe issue and only sufferers know how it feels.Yoga is for every person. Even if you are healthy now, do exercise or yoga everyday so that no health issue can reach you in the future.

This is one of the effective yoga asanas that can improve spinal cord strength. It is called salabhasana which has names like grasshopper pose or locust pose.

Salabhasana or Grasshoper pose:

Benefits of this yoga pose:

  • It stimulates internal organs all over the body.
  • It is the perfect yoga asana as it strengthens spinal cord, thighs, shoulders, pelvic arms and hips.
  • If you are looking to reduce weight this asana has a miracle power over it.
  • It also relieves you from stress and depression.
  • If you have chronic lower back pain, you should definelty do this to get rid off pain.
  • It also removes indigestion, constipation problems.

Special Note:

If you had lumbar spinal cord injury or fracture, you too can do this pose only after practicing previous asanas I discussed for 3 months. I personally got benefited. All the yoga asanas I am discussing here helped me to stand and sit for more time. It helped in strengthening my spinal cord.

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Process:

  1. Get yoga mat and lie down on your belly and place your chin on the floor.
  2. Place your toes on the floor where knees touching to the ground.
  3. Place your hands under thighs, inhaling lift your LEFT leg upwards as high as possible without bending your knees. your right leg should rest on ground. your chin remain on ground(look image for reference)
  4. Take 10 normal breathings in this position.
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  6. After 10 normal breathings, exhaling slowly put your left leg down.
  7. Turn your face to right side (right cheek on the ground)and relax, take deep breathings.
  8. Now, again place your hands under thighs, inhaling lift your RIGHT leg upwards as high as possible without bending your knees. your left leg should rest on ground.
  9. Take 10 normal breathings in this position.
  10. After 10 normal breathings, exhaling slowly put your right leg down.
  11. Turn your face to left side (left cheek on the ground)and relax, take deep breathings.
  12. Now, again place your hands under thighs, inhaling lift BOTH LEGS upwards as high as possible without bending your knees.
  13. Take 10 normal breathings in this position.
  14. After 10 normal breathings, exhaling slowly put both your legs down.
  15. Lie in a relaxed manner and take deep breathings.

In the initial days,I should say for 1 week you may not raise leg as high as possible. But slowly it will improve.

Never Strain. Never over do. Practice how much you can.Gradually you will see changes and also improvements.

If you like the post, please don’t forget to share with your friends ūüôā If you have any doubts while doing asana, leave a comment or contact me¬†here. I will surely respond to every message.

Yoga For Lower Back Pain Relief

This particular yoga pose gives relief from lower back pain and strengthens vertebral column

Yoga is undoubtedly a great medicine for almost all kinds of diseases. Bhujangasana and all it’s variations has a powerful impact in giving relief from chronic lower back pain.

It helps in strengthening of vertebral column. Before doing this yoga asana, the previous bhujangasana variations has to be done in order .

This is the third variation of bhujangasana. For first and second variation, you can refer previous posts.

Benefits of Bhujangasana:

Makarasana (both variations) and Bhujangasana are highly powerful yoga asanas in enhancing the strength of the spinal cord.

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Both asanas shows a tremendous effect in giving complete relief from chronic lower back pain, removes spinal cord disorders.

  • It tones the abdomen.
  • It improves the functionality of digestive system.
  • It improves flexibility of the upper and middle back.
  • It improves blood circulation.
  • It¬†frees you from stress,anxiety and depression.
  • It removes all respiratory disorders.
  • It stimulates function of the kidneys, liver.
  • It helps in weight loss, removes fat in stomach area.
  • It enhances the lungs functionality.
  • It removes problems related to uterus and ovary.
  • It¬†gives relief from¬†sciatica and asthma.

 

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Process:

  1. Wear comfortable clothes, get the yoga mat and lie down on the floor on your stomach  with your toes flat on the floor and forehead resting on the ground.
  2. Keep your legs close together, with your feet and heels lightly touching each other.
  3. Place your hands (palms downwards) besides your chest.  Head should rest on the ground.
  4. Inhaling, slowly lift up your head, chest and abdomen, thighs and arms as high as possible and look up. Keep your lower part of the legs (i.e; from knee cap to feet) on the floor. 
  5. Bend your spine back as much as you can. Face looking up.
  6. Take 10 normal breathings in this position. keep you consciousness on lower spine.
  7. Breathing out, Slowly come down and place your hands, abdomen, chest and head in comfortable position. Relax. you can also place your hands under your head like a pillow and rest your head on one side.
  8. Take deep breathings.
  9. Don’t overdo, don’t strain. Practice in a relaxed manner. If you feel any discomfort, relax and take deep breathings.

Note: It can be done by those who had lumbar spinal cord injuries also. I had lumbar spinal fracture and underwent 2 times surgery. I started practicing all these after 15 months of fracture incident. I see good improvement. So, want to help others too in recovery. If any doubts while doing, please contact me.

Never expect immediate results. It will take time to heal. All you need is patience and perseverance. For some it will heal in months and for some in years. But if you practice yoga regularly every single day, I can give 100% assurance that you will be healthy for life long. But doing it in proper way and regularly is very important.

If you are practicing all the asanas I discussed in sequence for sure you will see some changes in the body. I observed pain reduction on my back and ankle region after 1 month of practice itself. I would really love to hear from you. If any improvements you saw or any suggestions please leave a comment and share your loveūüôā

If you have any doubts while doing asana, please leave a comment or you can contact me here..

Yoga For Knee Joint Pains

Have knee pains? Try this yoga pose for knee joint pains

So far we have practiced 3 yoga poses for knee joint pains.

If you missed the previous, here is the sequence:

  1. Feet rotation
  2. Kneecap contraction
  3. Ankle rotation

This is the fourth one. This yoga pose is called forward knee bend variation. There are several variations under this technique especially in sitting posture.

This yoga pose gives relief from knee joint pains. Practice all these 4 yoga poses daily.

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For some people, knee cap bends automatically while walking. This yoga asana forward knee bend variation helps in increasing stamina or strength in knee region and thigh muscles.

Here you go..

Forward Knee Bending:

 

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Process:

  1. Sit with legs straight and Interlock your fingers like this.

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3. Place it Back of the knee,  inhaling, stretch the leg.

4. Exhaling, bring the knee closer to the chest.

5. Repeat this process for 10 times.

Breathing pattern: Inhaling stretch the leg
                                     Exhaling bring knee closer to the chest.

 

Keep your consciousness on knee cap and do mental counting.

Note:  If you feel any discomfort while doing so, lie down for few minutes. Don’t over strain. Do relaxly and peacefully.

If you have an unbearable pain in knee joints and ankle joints that lasts 24 hours, if you had any recent injuries avoid this pose.

If you had spinal injury and if you can’t move your legs then start from here.

If you are suffering from severe lower back pain and knee joints pain, start from this Ankle rotation asana and follow sequentially. You can practice this exercise. Hope you are following with the previous posts.

If you have any doubts while performing any asana or any suggestions, you can contact me.

Kneecap Contraction- Yoga For Knee Joint Pains

Kneecap contraction yoga helps a lot in giving relief from knee joint pains. Try this for 1 month and check results for yourself.

Kneecap contraction yoga is very effective in giving relief from mild pain as well as chronic knee joint pains.

Knee joint pains is one of the common problem that most of the people face it. Every person face knee joint pains at some point of time in life. There are several reasons for the knee joint pains.

For some knee hurts even when they go for a walk or climb stairs. Some feel pain when they sit for long hours.Usually the pain in knee region increases slowly. So, it is very important to give proper exercise to it.

If the pain is mild, for sure kneecap contraction yoga helps you but if it is highly severe that you are unable to bear and if the pain lasts for 24 hours, then consult doctor. After taking treatment for some days, you can do this yoga asana.

Even if you don’t experience any pain in knee joints, doing this yoga pose increases strength in the knee muscles. So, that in future too, you won’t face any problem.

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Benefits of Knee Cap Contraction:

  • Doing the regular practice of ¬†kneecap contraction helps not only in giving relief from knee joint pains but also strengthens thigh muscles.
  • It prevents arthritis pain.
  • If you are suffering from arthritis pain, then by daily practicing this kneecap contraction along with other asanas I mentioned will give you relief from pain. It slowly reduces excess fat in thigh and hips area too.

Fix Proper Timings:

As I said earlier in my post, practice yoga in a scheduled time daily. Never skip the allotted time you kept for yoga. Perseverance and determination are very important.

Before starting the yoga, it is highly advisable to fix the timings. I mean, at what time you want to do daily. The best time could be in early morning. I do from 7 to 8:15 daily. You can choose your convenient time.

If you want to start practicing in the morning, it is highly recommended to wash mouth and face.

Get the yoga mat and sit on it by resting your hands on back.

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Process:

1. Set the legs little apart and straight. like this

2. Inhaling, Contract the muscle surrounding the right knee, drawing the kneecap back towards the thigh.

3.  Maintain the contraction for 3 to 5 seconds. Hold the breath.

4. Exhaling, Release the contraction and let the kneecap return to its normal position.
5.  Practice this for 10 times. While doing so, do mental counting and observe breathing pattern.
6.  Repeat this with left kneecap for 10 times. Again with right kneecap for 10 times.
7.  Then perform it with both the kneecaps together for 10 times.

Relax… normal breathings.

Breathing Pattern:    Inhale while contraction and then hold the breath.
                                        Relax the knee muscles while exhaling.

If you are suffering from severe lower back pain and knee joints pain, start from this Ankle rotation asana and follow sequentially.

If you had spinal injury and if you can’t move your legs then start from here.¬†

If you have recent injury in knee cap region, avoid this pose.

If you have any doubts while performing any asana, you can always contact me. If you have any suggestions or any comments(positive or negative) or any request, you can mail me. I will reply to each mail ūüôā

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