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 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 Wrist Pains-Elbow Stretch-Variation 3

This yoga asana, elbow stretch not only gives strength and pain relief to arm muscles and wrist pains but also benefits the upper part of the body(From head to spine).

This is third variation in Elbow Stretch. All these asanas should be done in sequence. Don’t ever do randomly.This yoga asana, elbow stretch not only gives strength and pain relief to arm muscles, wrist pains but also benefits the upper part of the body(From head to spine).

If you practice this daily then you will get strength in wrist joints which helps in working for long hours without any stress and pain.

Hope you are following from first asana  and this is 3rd variation in elbow stretch. All these should be done in sequence and also in proper timings that I discussed earlier.

 

Elbow Stretch Variation 3: Fist Circling

 

Process:

  1. Sit in padmasana pose or vajrasana pose which ever is comfortable to you. Usually vajrasana pose is not recommended especially who had spinal cord injuries or fracture. Don’t over strain which ever is comfortable, sit in that pose.
  2. Raise the arms forward to shoulder height.
  3. Take  a deep inhale .Close the fingers into fists with the thumbs inside.
  4. Breathing normally perform circling movements with the fists.
  5. During the entire exercise the arms remain stretched forward.
  6. Make 5 circling movements in each direction.
  7. Repeat the above step for 3 times.
  8. Relax.
  9. While doing so, do mental counting and keep your awareness on fingers.

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

Caution: For those with spinal cord injuries or fractures, please wear spine belt and practice all these Asanas. If not, no need to wear. If you can sit on floor then do with yoga mat or else you can do in wheel chair too.

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If you are a person who works sitting before computer all the day, then fingers and arms are the ones which get more stress and strain. If you need to constantly type or write or carry files here and there and any other work… arms¬†are the ones which does more work. If we could do work with out any pain and stress, it gives much relief to brain too.

Today, I would like to share several variations in elbow stretches that not only gives strength to arm and finger muscles but also helps in improving regenerating cells in upper part of the body if you properly do with it breathing. yes, breathing technique is very important while practicing any yoga asana as it helps in removing stress and there by increases focus.

Benefits of Elbow Stretch Variation:

  • It gives strength to work for longer time with out feeling any pain and stress.
  • It makes hand muscles more stronger and flexible.
  • It reduces stress after long hours of work.
  • It also removes pain that caused due to injury and increases proper blood circulation.

Process:

  1. Sit in padmasana pose or vajrasana pose which ever is comfortable to you. Usually vajrasana pose is not recommended especially who had spinal cord injuries or fracture. Don’t over strain which ever is comfortable, sit in that pose.
  2. Stretch your hands, simultaneously take a deep inhale and widen your fingers.(like below image)
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  4. Hold on for 2 to 3 seconds.
  5. Exhaling, close your fingers with thumb inside, make a fist(like below)
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  7. Repeat the above steps for 10 times.
  8. While doing so, do mental counting and keep your awareness on fingers.

Breathing pattern: Inhale while widening your fingers.
                                     Exhaling, close your fingers(fist position).

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

Caution: For those with spinal cord injuries or fractures, please wear spine belt and practice all these Asanas. If not, no need to wear. If you can sit on floor then do with yoga mat or else you can do in wheel chair too.

If you are suffering from severe lower back pain and knee joints pain, start from Ankle rotation and follow all these asanas sequentially.

But, If you had a spinal injury and if you have trouble in moving your legs then you can start from this Elbow stretch variation-1  asana and traverse through next post starting from this post.

Yoga Poses For Spinal Cord Strength

Looking for spinal cord strength? Try this yoga pose

Spinal cord is one of the main body parts. If something damage occurs, it effects entire body parts. It stops sending brain instructions to legs and make it paralyzed. If spinal cord is not healthy, it is highly discomfort to take even breath.

If lower back pains, it won’t allow to sit, walk and dance. To travel the world or to pursue dreams, health is more important than wealth. May be this is the reason, our ancestors said, Health is wealth.

I know how it feels as I have been suffering from terrible lower back pain after my spinal cord fracture. I am glad yoga is helping me a lot in recovery. So, wanted to help others too.

I discuss so many yoga poses exclusively for spinal cord strength and to get rid of lower back pain. I do discuss some yoga poses for knee joints, ankles, wrists, weight loss etc….Hope you are following with every post and practicing daily. You can mail me for any queries and I will be glad to help you.

Butterfly pose is one of the very crucial Asanas to cure lower back pain. I personally got benefited and so only sharing with all of you. One asana won’t cure all problems, it’s the sequence of yoga poses helps in getting relief from pains.¬†All these Asanas has to be done in the same order. Doing in zigzag order is not recommended.¬†So, follow the Asanas from first to till now in the same order I posted.

If you are suffering from severe lower back pain and knee joints pain, then this asana surely helps you in getting rid of that pain. Hope you are following from this Ankle rotation asana and practicing sequentially.

More Benefits of Butterfly pose:

  • If you are suffering from irregular bowel movements, this asana works miraculously
  • Apart from it to those who have menstrual disorders and discomfort can greatly benefit from it.
  • It gives strength to stand and sit for long hours.
  • For the ladies who are pregnant, doing this asana daily till the late pregnancy gives smooth delivery.
  • It gives relief form sciatica pains.
  • It strengthens the leg and thigh muscles.

Practice yoga in same timings everyday.

let’s see the process for the butterfly posee

Badhakonasana

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Process:

  1. Sit straight on the floor with erect spine and bend your knees by bringing feet as close as possible. Try to touch the soles of your feet each other. (Like the above image)
  2. Hold your feet tightly with your hands.
  3. Now take a deep Inhale and place your hands on both feet.(Like in the above image)
  4. Exhaling move your knees up and down.
  5. Keep breathing normally and start flapping like a butter fly by bringing thighs up and down slowly. Start slowly and increase speed gradually.Remember, spine should be erect during the whole process. This is very important.
  6. Repeat the process for 50 times. While doing the process, do mental counting. Initially it’s not possible to do 50 times. Start with 10 and ¬†by practicing daily it goes automatically up to 50.
  7. Don’t overdo, do as much as you can. If you can do only 10 times then it’s okay. Don’t over strain.¬†This is very important.

keep your awareness on upward and downward movement of the knees.

Poorna Titali Asana:

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Process is same as above except that you need to bring knees little more up by bringing your feet close to pelvis and then start flapping knees up and down just like in the above process. ¬†Don’t over strain, do how much you can

Keep breathing normally while doing this exercise. Once finished, take deep breathings and relax. observe your internal changes.

Caution: If you had spinal injury and if you have trouble in moving your lower body then start from here.

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

Yoga For Ankle And Arthritis Pain

Are you giving care to your ankles? If not try this yoga for ankle and arthritis pain.

Where ever the pain in the body part, it doesn’t allow to do work peacefully. In fact, it is highly impossible to concentrate on any thing if any body part is paining. So, it should be taken seriously and do necessary exercises to get rid of it. Yoga, no doubt it has miraculous power in healing any pain and almost most of the diseases.

Ankles bear the weight of the body. If ankles can’t bear the weight, it affects knee part of the body and then hips, slowly the pain spreads all over the body. After my ankle fracture, I experienced the same situation.

As I was bed-ridden for 1 year, I increased lot more weight and my ankles started spreading its pain love to all over my body.

The only one thing that gives me relief is yoga.

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I discussed the yoga sequences that I practiced to get relief from ankle pains previously.

One is Feet rotation and another one is kneecap contraction

This yoga pose for ankles is extension to it.

Benefits of Ankle rotation:

  • It strengthen ankle joints.
  • It helps in increasing blood flow through your legs and feet.
  • By daily practicing this ankle rotation yoga, your ankles will be less prone to injuries due to sprains.
  • It helps in giving relief from¬†arthritis if properly done along with other yoga sequence I mentioned.

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Get the yoga mat and sit on it by resting your hands on back (like in previous asana)

Process:

  1. Sit with legs straight and the arms supporting the body behind the back. The fingers point backwards.
  2. Bend the left leg and place the left foot on top of the right thigh.
  3. With the left hand hold the left leg above the ankle and take hold of the toes of the left foot with the right hand.
  4. Breathing normally rotate the ankle for 10 times.
  5. Change the leg and repeat the exercise.

Breathing pattern: Inhale on the upward movement.
                                     Exhale on the downward movement.

keep your Consciousness on feet and do mental counting.

Note:¬† If you feel any discomfort while doing so, lie down for few minutes. Don‚Äôt over strain. Do relaxly and peacefully.¬†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.

If you have any doubts while performing any asana,  you can always contact me