YOGA for Bronchial Asthma

YOGA for Bronchial Asthma

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Item Code: IDF119
Author: Dr R Nagarathana,Dr H R Nagendra
Publisher: Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana
Language: English
Edition: 2019
Pages: 204 (B & W Illus: 140)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5
Weight 230 gm
From the Back of the Book:

This book is one of the series on "Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy for modern ailments" published by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana. The authors of this book are both scientists who had carried out systematic research and development these integrated yoga therapy modules in tune with both the traditional yoga texts and the modern medical understanding of the ailments. Research by these authors since 1980 has validated the efficacy of these techniques through scientific observations published in Indexed Medical Journals.

VYASA had wide experience in healing asthmatics through Yoga. Over a million asthmatics have been treated round the globe with consistent results. Long term (54 months) follow up data published in British Medical Journal of Asthma showed 80% reduction in need for medication with improved lung function and quality of life. Yoga trains asthmatics to overcome the hyper-reactivity of the nasal and air passages through the regular practice of asana, pranayama, meditation and cleansing technique apart from changes of lifestyle.

This first part of this book gives the understanding what, how and why of asthma based on the latest knowledge in modern medicine. The second part deals with the theoretical background of yoga therapy followed by the description of the practices.

The list for one hour daily practices and that for chair breathing during acute episodes are given in Integrated Yoga Module for Asthma.

CONTENTS
Page No.
1. Introduction 1-4
What is Asthma?
What is Nasal Allergy?
How common is asthma and Nasal allergy?
Why is asthma increasing?
2. Anatomy and Physiology of Respiratory System 5-18
Introduction
Anatomical Features
Mechanics of Breathing
Lung Function Tests
Control of breathing
3. Causes of Asthma & Nasal Allergy 19-34
How does the narrowing of bronchial airways occur?
What is the cause of Asthma?
What is the role of immune system in asthma?
What is the role of nervous system in asthma?
What triggers asthma attack?
How does stress lead to asthmatic attack?
4. Management of Asthma 35-54
What are the preventive measures?
Drugs Therapy
5. Health and Disease - A Yogic Prospective 55-72
Concept of Health & Yoga
Understanding Yoga
Definition of Yoga
The five Sheaths of Existence
The Science of Illness
6. Breathing Practices
Standing
Hands In and Out Breathing 79
Hands Stretch Breathing 80
Ankles Stretch Breathing 82
Sitting 83
Dog Breathing 84
Rabbit Breathing 85
Tiger Breathing 85
Sasankasana Breathing 87
Supine
Straight Leg Raise Breathing 88
Instant Relaxation Technique (I.R.T.) 89
Sithilikarana Vyayama (Loosening Yourself)
Forward and Backward bending 90
Side bending 91
Pavanamuktasana Kriya 92
Qick Relaxation Technique (Q.R.T.) 96
Suryanamaskara 98
7. Yogasanas
Standing posture
Ardhakati Cakrasana 108
Ardha Cakrasana 109
Pada Hastasana 110
Sitting Postures
Vajrasana 111
Vakrasana 112
Ardha Matsyendrasana 113
Pascimottanasana 114
Prone Postures
Bhujangasan 115
Salabhasana 116
Suspine Posture
Svangasana 117
Matsyasana 118
Halasana 120
D R T (Deep Relaxation Technique) 122
8. Pranayama
Surya Anuloma Viloma Pranayama 130
Candra Anuloma Viloma Pranayama 131
Nadisuddhi Pranayama 132
Cooling Pranayama 134
Bhramari Pranayama 136
9. Meditation
Nadanusandhana
(A-kara, U-kara, M-kara, A-U-M) 139
OM- Dhyana (Meditation) 141
Cyclic Meditation 142
10. Kriyas
Trataka 155
Jala Neti 162
Sutra Neti 163
Vamana Dhouti 164
Vastra Dhouti 165
11. Meditation & the Science of Emoton Culture 167
12. Yoga - Chair Breathing 175
13. Research on Yoga for Asthma - a review References 181

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