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A summary of how some common disorders are treated by practitioners and medical institutions using yoga science.

The poses are described in the section on asanas. Details of medical problems that can be treated by individual asanas are described under the asanas themselves.

Most of the following common disorders can be treated by Yoga combined with meditation and/or visualization. Before performing any of these postures, please be sure to perform relaxation and deep breathing exercises.

Other applications of yoga in healing is quantified under Yoga - Benefits.


DisorderYoga ExerciseVisualization/Affirmation
Asthma:Corpse Pose, Mountain, Complete Breath.Lung expansion, renewed strength.
BackacheCorpse Pose, Locust, Knee to Chest.Fresh circulation to nourish back muscles.
BronchitisMountain, Locust. 
ColdLion 
ConstipationBow, Corpse Pose, Knee to Chest (reinvigorates liver, spleen, intestines), Posterior Stretch, Uddiyana, Yoga MudraIncreased circulation to stimulate intestines.
DepressionYoga Mudra, Corpse PoseNew energy from increased oxygen levels in the blood, pending new joyous activity.
Diabetes (not a cure!)Corpse Pose, Kneeling Pose.See healing energies of fresh circulation flow to pancreas
EmphysemaComplete Breath, Locust, GripHealing circulation to lungs.
EyestrainNeck and Eye exercises.Absorb invisible energy from the air ("prana") into the eyes.
FlatulenceKnee to Chest. 
HeadacheCorpse Pose, Neck, and Eye Exercises, Shoulder RollA summer blue sky. No thoughts.
IndigestionCorpse Pose, Mountain, Locust, Posterior Stretch, Cobra, Uddiyana 
InsomniaCorpse Pose, Mountain, Locust, Posterior Stretch, CobraBlue sky. Enjoy the yoga. No thoughts.
Menstrual disordersUddiyana, Cobra, Posterior Stretch. 
NeurastheniaCorpse Pose, Mountain, Posterior StretchEnergy-giving fresh circulation
ObesityLocust, Posterior Stretch, Cobra, Yoga Mudra, Bow, Sun, Salutation 
Prostate troublesKneeling Pose. 
RheumatismMountain, Knee to Chest, Posterior StretchThe dispersal of waste matter causing stiffness at the joints.
SciaticaKnee to Chest, Grip, Kneeling Pose 
Sexual debilityUddiyana, Kneeling Pose, Complete Breathyouthful vigor from fresh blood circulation
SinusNeck and Eye Exercises, Corpse Pose. 
Skin diseasesSun SalutationA general physical tone-up, regulating and balancing any irregularity.
Sore throatLionConstriction of blood vessels in the throat; the relaxation brings fresh circulation to the sore area.
WrinklesYoga Mudra

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