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.
|Asthma:||Corpse Pose, Mountain, Complete Breath.||Lung expansion, renewed strength.|
|Backache||Corpse Pose, Locust, Knee to Chest.||Fresh circulation to nourish back muscles.|
|Constipation||Bow, Corpse Pose, Knee to Chest (reinvigorates liver, spleen, intestines), Posterior Stretch, Uddiyana, Yoga Mudra||Increased circulation to stimulate intestines.|
|Depression||Yoga Mudra, Corpse Pose||New 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|
|Emphysema||Complete Breath, Locust, Grip||Healing circulation to lungs.|
|Eyestrain||Neck and Eye exercises.||Absorb invisible energy from the air ("prana") into the eyes.|
|Flatulence||Knee to Chest.|
|Headache||Corpse Pose, Neck, and Eye Exercises, Shoulder Roll||A summer blue sky. No thoughts.|
|Indigestion||Corpse Pose, Mountain, Locust, Posterior Stretch, Cobra, Uddiyana|
|Insomnia||Corpse Pose, Mountain, Locust, Posterior Stretch, Cobra||Blue sky. Enjoy the yoga. No thoughts.|
|Menstrual disorders||Uddiyana, Cobra, Posterior Stretch.|
|Neurasthenia||Corpse Pose, Mountain, Posterior Stretch||Energy-giving fresh circulation|
|Obesity||Locust, Posterior Stretch, Cobra, Yoga Mudra, Bow, Sun, Salutation|
|Prostate troubles||Kneeling Pose.|
|Rheumatism||Mountain, Knee to Chest, Posterior Stretch||The dispersal of waste matter causing stiffness at the joints.|
|Sciatica||Knee to Chest, Grip, Kneeling Pose|
|Sexual debility||Uddiyana, Kneeling Pose, Complete Breath||youthful vigor from fresh blood circulation|
|Sinus||Neck and Eye Exercises, Corpse Pose.|
|Skin diseases||Sun Salutation||A general physical tone-up, regulating and balancing any irregularity.|
|Sore throat||Lion||Constriction of blood vessels in the throat; the relaxation brings fresh circulation to the sore area.|