YOGA FOR DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

YOGA FOR DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

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Item Code: IDF123
Author: Dr R Nagarathana,Dr H R Nagendra
Publisher: Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana
Language: English
Edition: 2004
Pages: 134 (B & W Illus: 117)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.6" X 5.4"
Weight 160 gm
From the Back of the Book:

This is one of the series of books on "Integrated approach of Yoga therapy for modern ailments" published by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana. The author of this book are both scientists who had carried systematic research at the yoga research foundation and developed these integrated yoga therapy modules in tune with both the traditional yoga texts and the modern medical understanding of aliments. Research by these authors since 1980 has validated the efficacy of these techniques through scientific observations published in indexed medical journals.

Digestive Disorders is the commonest manifestation of stress. Instantaneous effects of any acute anxiety showing up as butterflies in stomach or examination diarrhoea is a common man's experience that reflects the connection between mind (stress) and digestive system. Many of the common illness of digestive tract are now traceable to stress.

The integrated approach of yoga is a systematic approach to handle the problem holistically using Asanas, Kriyas, Pranayama and meditation along with counseling for a happier and healthier life style change.

Chapter one of this booklet highlights the modern medical understanding of what, why and how of some of these chronic ailments of digestive disorders such as Peptic Ulcer disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Chapter two gives the description of yogic management and chapter three gives a detailed instructions illustration of the yoga modules used at this centre for these digestive disorders.

CONTENTS
Page No.
Chapter I
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND YOGA 1
Chapter II
YOGIC MANAGEMENT OF DIGESTIVE DISORDER 25
Chapter III
YOGA PRACTICES FOR DIGESTIVE DISORDER 49
A. SITHILIKARANA VYAYAMA AND YOGASANAS 49
B. BREATHING PRACTICES 53
1. Hands Stretch Breathing 53
2. Hands In and Out Breathing 55
3. Ankles Stretch Breathing 56
4. Dog Breathing 56
5. Tiger Breathing 57
6. Straight Leg Raise Breathing 58
7. Sasankasana Breathing 60
8. Instant Relaxation Technique (IRT) 61
C. LOOSENING PRACTICES 62
1. Jogging 62
2. Forward and Backward bending 64
3. Side bending 65
4. Twisting 65
5. Pavanamuktasana Kriyas 66
6. Dhanurasana swing 69
7. Halasana - Pascimatanasana Swing 70
8. Quick Relaxation technique (QRT) 71
Chapter IV
YOGASANAS 72
1. Ardhakati Cakrasana 72
2. Ardha Cakrasana 73
3. Pada Hastasana 74
4. Trikonasana 75
5. Parivrtta Trikonasana 76
6. Vrksasana 77
7. Pascimatanasana 77
8. Ustrasana 78
9. Vakrasana 79
10. Ardha Matsyendrasana 80
11. Gomukhasan 81
12. Bhujangasana 82
13. Salabhasana 83
14. Dhanurasana 84
15. Uddiyana Bandha / Agnisara 85
16. Nauli Kriya 86
17. Viparita Karani Kriya 88
18. Sarvangasana 88
19. Matsyasana 89
20. Halasana 91
21. Deep Relaxation Technique (DRT) 92
Chapter V
PRANAYAMA 95
1. Kapalabhati 95
2. Vibhagiya Svasana (Sectional Breathing) 96
3. Nadi Suddhi Pranayama 99
4. Cooling Pranayama 100
i. Sitali, ii. Sitkari, iii. Sadanta
5. Bhramari 102
Chapter VI
MEDITATION FOR HYPERTENSION 104
1. Nadanusandhana 104
2. OM Meditation 106
Chapter VII
KRIYAS FOR HYPERTENSION 108
1. Jala Neti 108
2. Sutra Neti 108
3. Vaman Dhouti 109
4. Sankhapraksalana 110
Integrated Yoga Module for Acid Pepetic Diseases 115
Integrated Yoga Module for IBS & Ulcerative Colitis 117
Integrated Yoga Module for Chronic Constipation 119
Index 121

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