Ayurvedic Treatment for Allergies



    Allergies are a doshic response to a specific allergen, such as pollen, dust, chemicals on a rug, ragweed, or any strong chemical scent, according to Ayurvedic samprapti (pathogenesis). 


    3 Types Of Allergic Responses 


    • Vata Allergies 

    • Stomach bloating, gastric pain, and even intestinal colic are symptoms of Vata-type allergies.
    • Wheezing, sneezing, headaches, ringing in the ears, and sleeplessness are all symptoms of a vata allergy. 
    • Some people, for example, develop wheezing when they are exposed to dust or pollen. The wheezing is caused by the vata dosha constricting the bronchial tree. 
    • Insomnia and other vata-related symptoms may also be present. 

    • Pitta Allergies  

    • Pitta dosha is already present beneath the skin in a pitta allergy. 
    • When a person comes into touch with an allergen, such as chemicals, ragweed, or some synthetic materials, the pitta enters through the capillaries and causes a rash, itching, hives, urticaria, allergic dermatitis, or eczema, which are all pitta-type allergic responses. 

    • Kapha Allergy 

    • During the spring season, when plants and trees release pollen into the air, kapha allergies are common. 
    • When pollens, such as juniper or any other pollen, are breathed, they irritate the delicate mucous membrane in the nasal-respiratory tube, causing hay fever, colds, congestion, cough, sinus infection, and even asthma in certain individuals. 


    To effectively treat allergies, we must first determine if they are vata, pitta, or kapha in nature. Then we'll be able to decide on a specific treatment plan. 


    • Your prakruti (constitution) forecasts your allergy proneness in the majority of instances, maybe 80% of the time. 
    • That is, there is typically a link between an individual's constitution and the kind of allergic response they have. 
    • When the vikruti, or present state of the system, reveals a pitta imbalance, a person with pitta prakruti is more likely to develop a pitta allergic response. 
    • However, a kapha individual may have a vata imbalance owing to food, environmental circumstances, emotional issues, or other variables, and so on. 



    VATA-TYPE ALLERGIES AND THEIR TREATMENT 


    BASTI  

    • A dashamoola tea basti is one of the most effective treatments for vata-type allergies (enema). 
    • To prepare a tea, steep 1 tablespoon of the herbal compound dashamoola in 1 pint of water for 5 minutes. Cool the liquid, filter it, and use it as an enema.
    • This dashamoola tea basti may help with vata symptoms including wheezing, sneezing, dryness of the throat, dryness of the colon leading to distension, constipation, and abdominal pain. 


    HERBAL REMEDIES 


    • Use the following herbal formula: ashwagandha 1 component balancing 1 vidari, 
    • To alleviate vata allergies, mix these herbs in equal proportions and take 14 teaspoon of the powder 3 times a day, washed down with warm water.
    • To calm a severe wheezing condition, prepare one cup of ginger or licorice tea by boiling 1 teaspoon of the herb in 1 cup of water for approximately 3 minutes. 
    • After that, add 5 to 10 drops of mahanarayan oil, stir well, and drink one sip every 10 to 15 minutes. (If you don't have mahanarayan oil, use 12 teaspoon normal ghee instead.) 



    PITTA-TYPE ALLERGIES AND THEIR TREATMENT 


    HERBAL REMEDIES 


    • This herbal mixture is effective for pitta pacification: 8 components of shatavari dudha kama 1 part shanka bhasma, 12 parts guduchi 14th part 12 teaspoon of this combination, mixed with a little warm water, should be taken 2 or 3 times a day after meals. 
    • Apply neem oil or tikta ghrita (bitter ghee) to the skin if you have hives, rash, urticaria, dermatitis, or eczema. 


    PURIFICATION OF THE BLOOD 


    Individuals with high pitta, who are prone to acquiring pitta-type issues such as sunburn during the summer season, should perform rakta moksha, or bloodletting, before the summer season begins, according to Ayurveda. 


    • Despite the fact that this technique is not well-regarded in the West, it is nevertheless extensively used in India since it has proved to be an effective preventative and therapeutic strategy. 
    • To put it to good use right now, consider donating 12 pints (100 cc) of blood to a blood bank. This will aid in the relief of pitta-related diseases including allergic dermatitis and allergic eczema. 

    A blood-cleansing herbal combination may be used to have a similar effect. 


    • Mix equal parts of the herbs manjistha and neem, for example. neem 1 part manjistha 1 component After meals, take 12 teaspoon of this combination with warm water three times a day. It will purify the blood and aid in the recovery of pitta-type allergies. 
    • Burdock, a popular Western plant, is an effective blood purifier; prepare a tea with 12 teaspoon burdock per cup of boiling water and drink it 2 or 3 times each day. 



    KAPHA-TYPE ALLERGIES AND THEIR TREATMENT 


    HERBAL REMEDIES


    • Respiratory pulmonary congestion, cough, cold, asthma, or hay fever are common symptoms of kapha allergies. 
    • Use the herbal formula below to get relief from these symptoms: 4 components of sitopaladi 4 sections of yashti madhu abrak bhasma 18th part Take a quarter teaspoon of this combination with honey three times a day. 


    PURGATION THERAPY.

     

    • Excess kapha builds up in the stomach and lungs, causing kapha-type allergies. 
    • Purgation treatment is one method to alleviate congestion (virechana). 
    • Take 1 teaspoon of flaxseed oil (available in most natural food shops) 2 or 3 times a day for 2 or 3 days. 
    • This is going to be really effective. You may also utilize triphala.


    VOMITING THERAPY


    • Vamana, or vomiting treatment, is an Ayurvedic therapy that is especially effective for eliminating excess kapha from the stomach and respiratory system. 
    • However, I've observed that there is a significant cultural prejudice against vomiting in the West, and many individuals seem to be especially uncomfortable with this process. 
    • It is not only physically repulsive, but it may also be emotionally difficult, since some emotional puri cation may follow from the physical puri cation. 
    • So, if you're prone to strong emotions or have difficulty coping with them, you may want to avoid using vamana. 
    • If you wish to give it a try—and I want to stress that it is extremely effective for removing excess kapha—drink a stomach full of licorice tea and salt water, then vomit it, emptying the stomach. Begin by consuming several cups of licorice tea, followed by a pint of water with approximately 1 teaspoon of salt. 
    • Drink till your stomach hurts, then touch the back of your tongue and vomit. 


    WARNING
    : Do not use vaman treatment if you have high blood pressure, low blood pressure, hiatal hernia, or a history of cardiac issues. 



    ALLERGY HEALING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF ALLERGIES 



    TRIPHALA


    Take 12 to 1 teaspoon of triphala at night for all three kinds of allergies. 

    • Triphala is a laxative as well as a purgative. 
    • Amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki are the three herbs that make up this formula. 
    • Haritaki is good for the vata dosha, amalaki is good for the pitta dosha, and bibhitaki is good for the kapha dosha. 


    CHANGES IN DIET. 


    • Follow a vata-soothing diet for vata allergies, a pitta-pacifying diet for pitta allergies, and a kapha-reducing diet for kapha allergies. 


    WATCH YOUR FOOD COMBINATIONS. 


    • Individuals with allergies should avoid dietary pairings that are incompatible, such as milk and yogurt, meat and dairy, chicken and dairy, melon and grains, or fruits and grains. 
    • Banana milkshakes and milk-based "fruit smoothies" should be avoided. Please refer to a more comprehensive list of food incompatibilities. 


    GET AWAY FROM THE CAUSE. 


    • Most allergies should be avoided by avoiding the direct cause: the allergen. 
    • Cats, dogs, hair, pollen, mold, and other animals that cause allergies should be avoided at all costs.
    • Also, avoid synthetic fibers like polyester and rayon, which may trigger pitta-type skin sensitivities. Cotton clothing is recommended. 
    • Because of the huge amount of pesticides sprayed on cotton, you may want to stick to organic cotton goods, even if they are more costly. 


    ALLERGENS MUST BE BLOCKED. 


    • The respiratory route is often exposed to dust and other allergens. 
    • Ghee lubrication of the nasal mucous membrane is one method to reduce the effect of allergens that you can't avoid. 
    • This prevents the allergen from coming into close touch with the mucosal membrane. 


    NEEM OIL SHOULD BE USED. 


    • Applying neem oil to the exposed area of the body is another method to minimize or prevent the effects of environmental allergies. 
    • Because of the oil's presence on the skin, as well as neem's disinfecting qualities, contact with the allergen is reduced. 


    NOTE: Use neem herbalized oil, which is made from neem leaves boiled in a sesame or other oil basis. Neem extract in its purest form will be too potent. If even this herbalized neem oil is too powerful for you and causes itching or burning, dilute it with half and half coconut oil. 


    MEDITATION FOR STRESS RELIEF 


    • The majority of allergies are caused by stress. 
    • Stress creates an imbalance in the mind and body. 
    • Empty Bowl meditation is a kind of meditation that helps to restore equilibrium and, as a result, may assist with stress-related allergies.  


    YOGA POSTURES 


    • The Sun Salutation is the most beneficial yoga asana for kapha and vata allergies. 
    • Do the Moon Salutation if you have pitta allergies. 


    EXERCISES IN BREATHING 


    • For respiratory allergies including hay fever, wheezing, and sneezing, alternate nostril breathing is effective. 
    • Bhastrika (Breath of Fire) is beneficial for kapha-type allergies. 
    • In addition, ujjayi pranayama boosts immunity and is beneficial for allergies of all kinds.


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    Ayurvedic Self Massage



    Abhyanga (warm oil self-massage) is an important part of Ayurveda, since it nourishes the body, calms the mind, and soothes the spirit. 


    This simple massage, done every morning before showering, can help to balance your doshas and remove any toxins that have built up overnight. 


    BENEFITS 

    Massage relieves stress and improves circulation while cultivating self-acceptance. 

    Sesame oil lubricates, heals, and softens the skin and deep tissues.

    TIME

    5–10 minutes each day, preferably in the morning. 


    ITEMS

    3–5 tsp cured sesame oil (curing is a specific heating procedure that increases the oil's strength); a towel


    INSTRUCTIONS


    1. Warm a little amount of oil in your hands by gently rubbing your palms together. Begin by rubbing the oil into your neck, shoulders, and chest region using your palms and fingertips in short, circular motions. 
    2. Focus on your arms, hands, and fingers, as well as your belly, lower back, and buttocks. Maintain a steady rhythm with your strokes. Take additional oil if necessary. 
    3. Continue massaging the front and back of your thighs, lower legs, and tips of your feet down your torso. You shouldn't oil your feet's soles since you may slide in the shower. 
    4. Allow your skin to absorb the oil by sitting on a towel in a chair for approximately 5 minutes. Inhale deeply and slowly through your nose, then exhale slowly and deeply through your mouth. Shower as usual, but just use a little amount of shower gel to avoid washing away all of the oil. 



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    Ayurvedic Self Care - Importance Of Forgiveness



    Forgiving yourself and others may be a very therapeutic activity. 

    Harboring on to anger or holding grudges, according to Ayurveda, may lead to a buildup of toxic ama in our bodies. 


    This letter-writing process gives you the opportunity to recognize and then let go of your pain and anger, releasing any bad energy that has been stored in your body. 


    BENEFITS 

    Reduces the weight of a grudge; relieves sorrow and tension; gives a feeling of comfort; fosters optimism. 


    TIME 

    Approximately 20 minutes, or as long as you need. It may be done as many times as necessary. 


    CAUTION 

    As emotions are released, you may feel worse at first. These emotions should pass, but if they don't, you should seek professional help. 


    PREPARATION 


    Breathe gently and deeply to focus your thoughts. Inhale for 5 counts with your nose, then exhale for 5 counts through your mouth. Rep 3 times more. 


    1. Consider who you'd want to write to and why. Make a list of any emotions, thoughts, or phrases that come to mind. 
    2. Use your notes as a starting point for drafting your message. Instead of using harsh words or making accusations, try to describe how the event has impacted you. 
    3. Ask the recipient for forgiveness at the end of your letter. Now read your letter from beginning to end, paying attention to how you feel. 
    4. Finish the ceremony by ripping up or burning your letter in a safe manner. 
    5. Visualize your bad feelings dissipating as the words fade away.


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    Ayurvedic Self Care For Fatigue And Improving Energy Levels



    Many of us are tired and lacking in energy as a result of the pressures and expectations of contemporary, fast-paced living. 

    Low energy is typically the consequence of an overabundance in one of the doshas, according to Ayurveda. 

    Mental weariness is caused by vata, emotional fatigue by pitta, and bodily fatigue by kapha imbalance. 

    You may find that the following typical symptoms linked with each dosha disruption seem more severe if you have more of a specific dosha's characteristics in your own constitution. 


    Vata Balancing


    • Vata excess may make you mentally exhausted, disoriented, and unable to concentrate. 
    • Eat a vata-balancing diet rich in fats and grains, as well as warm, soupy meals, to combat this. 
    • To avoid vata fatigue, do yoga in the evening  to quiet and cleanse your mind, and limit your screen time. 


    Kapha Balancing 


    • Physically, you may have an overabundance of kapha, leaving you tired and unable to move much. You may quickly get out of breath if you do. 
    • To combat kapha's sluggishness, get up early in the morning when vata, the energy of activity, is at its most potent. 
    • Eat lighter, less oily meals like beans, lentils, and leafy green vegetables to combat kapha's heaviness. 
    • A morning massage with warming cedar oil  may also help balance the chilly, thick characteristics of kapha. 


    Pitta Balancing


    • Your symptoms may manifest in your emotions, such as becoming easily annoyed, if you have too much pitta. 
    • When you're feeling this way, stay away from pungent and sour meals; their pitta characteristics can only exacerbate your symptoms. 
    • To help you control, evaluate, and manage your emotions, try journaling  and massaging yourself with a cooling oil. 
    • To help moderate pitta's sour characteristics, drink warm water flavored with sweet fennel and cardamom seeds throughout the day.


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    Ayurvedic Self Care - Importance Of Self Love



    Ayurveda emphasizes the significance of connecting with your real self and learning to accept yourself completely. Only then will you be able to properly nourish yourself in order to attain holistic health. 


    When we are continually inundated with images and ideals of perfection, which may lead to self-criticism and poor self-worth, the ancient Ayurvedic teaching of self-love is particularly important today. 


    These emotions are often connected to health issues like anxiety and depression, so addressing them is critical for your long-term well-being. 


    Try these easy ways to boost your self-esteem: 


    Get up early. 

    1. When the characteristics of lightness, mobility, and emotional sensitivity of the vata dosha are most prominent, wisdom and inner knowledge are more easily accessible before dawn. 
    2. You may approach yourself with more compassion when you connect with these components of vata's energy. 

    Take care of yourself. 

    1. Taking time each day for silence can help you connect more vividly to your real self. You may also try meditating to strengthen this bond. 
    2. Unplug Excess vata dosha, which may cause anxiety, can be caused by sensory overload. 
    3. During the day, and a few hours before bed, turn off your gadgets if feasible. 
    4. You will be less judgmental of yourself and able to give yourself more compassion if you are less nervous. 

    Spend time in the great outdoors. 

    1. When we can harmonize with nature and the components found in all three doshas, we are at our healthiest. 
    2. This helps you find a deeper sense of self-acceptance by increasing ojas (immunity), decreasing self-criticism, and restoring vital life energy (prana).


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    Ayurvedic Self Care - Tongue Scraping



    Tongue scraping is an Ayurvedic technique for removing poisons from the tongue and therefore avoiding sickness and disease. Toxins are removed by scraping the tongue. 

    It also allows you to completely appreciate your meals throughout the day. 


    • Most individuals have some dirt on their tongue when they wake up, but a thick coating is a symptom of ama in the system. 
    • Ama is a sticky waste product that results from inadequate digestion. 
    • When agni is weak or overwhelmed by the incorrect meals, it builds up in the digestive system. 
    • If ama isn't adequately cleansed, it builds up and circulates throughout the body, ultimately settling in areas and creating obstructions in the srotamsi (energy channels) and unbalancing the doshas. 
    • This may result in a disease known as Amavisha in Sanskrit, which is a persistent accumulation of poisons. 
    • After eating, Amavisha may produce a heaviness and fogginess in the head, stiffness in the joints, and a drowsy, dull sensation. 


    Ayurvedic Technique To Detox The Tongue



    Tongue scraping not only eliminates toxins, but it also removes any hidden bacteria, such as streptococcus, so they don't reintroduce themselves into the system and create illnesses. 

    Scraping the taste buds also helps to reactivate them by removing the layer that dulls their sensitivity. 


    1. Before brushing your teeth in the morning and evening, you should scrape your tongue. 
    2. Use a scraper made of stainless steel or copper, which may be found at any reputable pharmacy or health shop. 
    3. Stick out your tongue and allow it to become heavy and relaxed, then quietly count to five while scraping the surface of the tongue backward and forth. 
    4. Repeat with the scraper after rinsing it. 
    5. When you're done, wash your scraper with water and let it dry naturally before rinsing your mouth. 
    6. Brush your teeth as usual, then sip a small glass of warm water to help your digestive system relax. 


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    Paganism And Hinduism - Spiritual Kin - Long Lost Relatives




    Although, quiet often the rhetoric used in the past were racially focused versions of contemporary Paganism that embodied a xenophobic and racist reaction to academic study into historical Indo-European similarities, some contemporary Pagans have been motivated in a very different way. 

    Because of the connections that historians have discovered between pre-Christian Pagan Europeans and ancient Hindu Indians, some contemporary Pagans have come to consider contemporary Indians as long-lost relatives and Hinduism as their oldest spiritual kin. 



    Most academics date the oldest Hindu writings, the Vedas, to anywhere between 1500 and 1200 BCE, which supports this theory. 


    • The Vedas were written in a language called Vedic, which is a type of Sanskrit having linguistic similarities to Greek, Latin, Lithuanian, and other European languages. 
    • Many Vedic historians think the writings were written by migrants or invaders who arrived in India from their Indo-European origins between 2000 and 1500 BCE, after the fall of the local Harappan/Indus Valley civilization in what is now northwest India and eastern Pakistan. 
    • Hinduism is of particular interest to European and North American Pagans since it has never been replaced by any other religion in India, despite the attempts of Muslim conquerors and Christian colonists, and has thus maintained the religious tradition of more than 800 million Indians. 
    • Despite the physical and cultural barrier that separates India from Europe and North America, they see Hinduism as the only Indo-European, Pagan religion to survive into contemporary times as the dominant faith of an entire country. 


    A number of contemporary Pagan groups pay close attention to the similarities between Hindu stories, rituals, and beliefs and those of their own regional traditions.



    • For instance, The Pagan Path, a 1995 book that provides an overview of Pagan religious movements in the United States and beyond, includes a section comparing healing practices in various Pagan traditions; the authors compare the Hindu chakra system of a hierarchical series of energy centers in the human body to the Norse concept of a nine-level World Tree. 
    • “There is a frequent adage among occultists that you should not combine traditions, especially the Western and Eastern mystery traditions,” the authors said, anticipating that some would object to the connection of Hindu and Norse religious ideas. 
    • We'd want to point out to those who believe this system has no place in Western Pagan practice that if they look carefully, they'll see that most of our traditions have Indo-European roots” (Farrar, Farrar, and Bone 1995, 78). 
    • To provide another example, the World Congress of Ethnic Religions, one of the major organizations devoted to contemporary Paganism, has had growing interaction with leaders of Hindu groups in India. 
    • Members of the Lithuanian organization Romuva and other WCER-affiliated groups attended the First International Conference and Gathering of the Elders in Mumbai (Bombay), India, in February 2003, which was followed by a “Indo-Romuva” conference in New Jersey in the autumn of 2003, solidifying the links established between Romuva and Hindu organizations during previous meetings. 

    Such connections suggest that contemporary Hindus and Pagans will continue to cooperate and assist one another, moving Indo-European religion out of the sphere of academic inquiry and into the sphere of contemporary experience and practice.


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - Om Or Aum in World Scriptures


    In the world's scriptures and spoken tongues, the sound and the word Om or Aum is Omnipresnt:


    • Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains utilize the sign AUM, whereas Sikhs and all varieties of Hinduism, including Brahmins, Vaishnavites, Shaivites, Tantrics, and Yogis, utilize the sound AUM. 
    • To ask Allah and to end their prayers, Moslems say the AUM as 0M-IM (Amin). AUM-EN (Amen) is used similarly by Christians. 
    • A sign from God is known as an OM-en (omen) in all faiths, while leaving God out of your life is known as OM-it (omission). 
    • He is OM-nipotent (omnipotent), Ovl-niscient (omniscient), all-light, dazzling, effulgent, allknowing, and OM-compitent as a supreme God (omcompitent). OMnific (oninific), all-creating; 0Mnifarious (omnifarious) in all things; OM-nigenous (omnigenous), all types and species; He is OMnipresent (omnipresent), far and near, ubiquitous, continuously encountered with: He is 0M-nivorous, meaning he eats everything, even himself; OM-phalic means he eats everything (4.,mphalos). 
    • He is the Yoni's Lingam, the Center, the Circle, the Hub of the Universes. 
    • As Hindus, we believe in "OM-theism," as described by the Oxford Dictionary. Westerners mistakenly believe that Hindus are polytheists (believe in many Gods) or Pantheists (believe in all Gods), but the Hindu believes that the All, Pan, must be 0M, hence OM-theism. 


    As SANSKPIT OM cannot be glibly referred to as the "All," Hinduism is a living experience rather than a belief or religion, as is often assumed. 


    • The OM is mentioned in the early Vedas in terms of Cosmology, and in the Brahmanas, it is spoken in terms of mystical, even magical rituals. 
    • The OM is described in the Upanishads in terms of idealistic monism. 
    • The OM is associated with Bhakti, mystical love and devotion in Vaishnavism, and non-dualityAdvaita in Shaivism. 
    • The feminine creative power—Shakti, the Mother of the Universe—is described as OM in Hindu Tantra. 
    • Buddhists explain OM in terms of psychology or meditation experiences. 
    • OM is a symbol in Buddhist Tantra for the transformation of the Cyclo Cosmic Forces and Cyclo Phenomena produced in the mind into the Light of Transcendental Knowledge, Ptajna. 
    • The OM is explained by Jains in terms of biology and evolutionary biology. 
    • OM, according to the Yogi, is a state of experiencing Sahaja, which is a state beyond Asamaprainata, the Nirvikalpa Samadhi. 
    • The Sahaja Samadhi is an undifferentiated state of Cosmic Existence, a condition of Enstatic Consciousness, Cosmic Consciousness.


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - How does Madhyam Pranayama Work?



    Follow these steps to perform Madhyam Pranayama:


     1. Place one hand on the upper chest below, the collar bone, the clavicle, to control the high superior lobes of the lungs. Deeply inhale and exhale, raising the hand with the heaving of the breath. Allow the breath to perform the "heaving," rather than becoming "muscular." 

    2. After three to six rounds of this kind of breathing, put your hands on your lower sides or hips, allowing your armpits to arc out from your body. Concentrate on the side high lobes such that breathing causes the lobes beneath the armpits to expand. In this posture, do three to six rounds of deep breathing. 

    3 Raise your arms over your shoulders and put your palms on the rear upper region of your lungs.



    Concentrate the attention on the upper back lobes for three to six rounds while breathing deeply. Because it is not a natural component of the autonomic breathing function, the high or clavicular breath that fills the apical regions of the lungs needs conscious mental control. 

    Only a small percentage of individuals breathe correctly in these upper lobes, which accounts for the sad number of asthmatic and sinus type breathers. 


    The flow of air and Prana into the upper chest region is controlled by Adhyam Pranayama. 


    • The Prana that flows through this region regulates many types of breathing problems, as well as numerous allergens that afflict the bad breather. 
    • Because the bronchial tubes that feed air to the upper lobes are at a lower location, these lobes are often partially loaded with stale, leftover air that can only be cleared by continuous, mindful Adhyam Pranayama. 

    To open up the cells of the lungs that are not usually utilized, a conscious effort should be made to perform this Pranayama for at least six minutes each day. 


    • Dyspnoea, or difficulty breathing, will be relieved almost immediately, and with the intentional practice of all three types of Vibliaga Pranayama, breathing problems will be a thing of the past. 
    • If the Vajra Asana is too difficult to maintain for the entire six minutes, a basic cross-legged sitting posture called Sukha Asana may be substituted. 
    • In the Shava Asana, or Corpse Pose, this Pranayama should also be practiced. 


    All three types of Vibhaga Pranayama, or Lobular Breathing, should be included in a Yoga practice. Each region should be practiced for up to six minutes.


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - Yoga As A Means Of Achieving Spiritual Unity





    Many people nowadays recognize the need of spiritual unity on a personal, national, and global level. It is self-evident that the world need unity, since division exists on a personal, inter-personal, national, and worldwide level. 


    Even yet, many people are now attempting to achieve spiritual oneness in their own unique manner, using a variety of techniques, and the cry to Oneness can be heard everywhere. 

    We must acknowledge that we have arrived at a point in history when the concept of Oneness may be articulated, even accepted; but, this oneness, or Oneness, must be genuinely spiritual, not the kind proposed by politicians, economics, or global leaders from different nations and strong faiths. 


    Everyone wants "one world, one government, one political unity, one religion, one monetary unit, one language, even the 'one sex' of the Hippy Generation"...but everyone wants their own "one world"; their own "one government," their own "one political party," their own "one religion," their own "one monetary unit,".


    • Each incorporates his own temperament, weakness, and flaws into his system of oneness, but declares it to be the "one path" to personal liberation, political independence, economic salvation, or a "new way of life." 
    • The Messianic complex of people, organizations, and countries has evolved into a "Holy Cause" to support national liberation and freedom-fighting wars, or to convert the world to a new "religion." 
    • The vanity of the "selfless," even those who claim the highest level of humility, is unfathomable.
    •  This era will be remembered in the future as the Age of Unitive Uderstanding, just as the eighteenth century was known as the Age of the Industrial Revolution, the nineteenth century as the Age of Science, and the twentieth century as the Age of Reason. 
    • Those of us who are on the edge of this era will be midwives for the nascent Age of Enlightenment, which will bring spiritual oneness to the person, country, and planet. Material sciences have increased rather than decreased man's necessities. 


    Psychiatry in the public eye has been forced to acknowledge defeat. Religion is concerned with gods who have died or are dying. 

    • Is it possible for failure to lead to success? 
    • Is it possible for death to bring about life? 
    • Is it possible for a rotting tree to provide excellent fruit? 

    These aren't just rhetorical inquiries. Because man is a spirit, he must worship in spirit and truth. He must perceive the God he worships, in whatever form he worships, via spiritual truth. 


    If the word "spirit" is regarded all-inclusive of the global phenomena that vie see as "light," spiritual awareness may be used in daily life. 

    The religious holy man of the past has made way for the modern age's "wholly" man. 

    We have been blessed in India with "holy" and "wholly" men among our Yogis from the beginning. 


    The word "Yoga" connotes spiritual oneness at all levels of body awareness and bodily processes, with the emotional drive under mental control, developing via man's greatest spiritual component into the Supreme Unity, which is called Yoga. "Yoga" literally means "spiritual union," which refers to living a holistic, integrated existence. 


    • Yoga is a condition of spiritual oneness in which a person's life of thought and action is completely in tune with his source or origin. The phrase originates from the Sanskrit word "yuj," which means "to connect" or "to yoke together," or "to connect as one," implying a spiritual oneness that results in action harmony. 
    • Yoga is not solely an Indian path, despite being protected by Hinduism for millennia. 
    • It is a universal philosophy that is rapidly gaining popularity in the West as it draws the inquisitive, scientific, and philosophical mind that seeks the reason for Being rather than just solutions to problems. 
    • Yoga is neither an art form, a science, a philosophy, or a psychology. It is a wholistic approach toward living a unitive existence, neither a "ism" or a "ology." 
    • Yoga is very spiritual in nature, since the goal is a very personal, individual discovery of the Self's true nature via conscious realization of that independent, self-existing, self-originating, effulgent divinity that lies at the heart of both man and the Universe in which he lives. 
    • Untruth, violence, and devastation are all around us; in fact, we are in the middle of confusion, violence, and devastation, even from organizations that profess to be sincerely committed. Yoga has piqued curiosity. 


    Let us examine this "challenge to our thinking" a bit more thoroughly if there is a need for clarification of what this freedom implies in the fields of religion, philosophy, politics, or at a national or worldwide level. 


    • Three great cosmic Principles are at work in all things, flowing through the life of the ordinary man, both externally and internally: unity, harmony, and understanding. 
    • The Universe is a single entity. It knows everything. In awareness, it is balanced, resulting in harmony. It is critical that these experiences enter the individual's sphere of consciousness, and that a deliberate effort be made to recreate these experiences in his day-to-day existence. 
    • At the human level, the adversaries of these Cosmic Principles are all aberrations of the same Cosmic Principles. It is unavoidable that we do not see clearly. This is not a new state. 


    In SHODHASHAKA PRAKARANA, a renowned ancient writer Haribhadra described conditions that he predicted would lead to society's degradation, if not collapse. He has shown himself to be a reliable prophet. 


    1. He claims that inertia, or Khcda, may draw man away from active development, allowing individuals, even large groups of people, to claim that "nothing can be done" while their leaders and rulers crush them and others beneath the yoke of tyranny in their frenzy for power and status. 
    2. Udwcga, apprehension, and Kshepa, apprehension, would follow. Fears and anxieties are so common that it's difficult to find someone who isn't affected by them. 

    • The order of the day is uncertainty, even about the next breath. Uttathaana symbolizes the world's diversions as we overlook humanity's ruin and the end of civilization, which looms big on the horizon. 
    • It is also clear that these diversions are luring the young of this and other countries away from the spiritual life. 
    • The order of the day is anyayud. Anyayud is a magnet for the unwanted, particularly when morals and ethics are in need of reinforcement and spiritual development is critical. 

    • Sanga is our connection to the world's sensual pleasures as well as our desire to acquire the world's goods and goods. 
    • When we seek higher thinking or strive to raise our awareness, these are the millstones on our necks. Rik's mental instability had reached new heights. 
    • More doctors and mental institutions are needed in this country, as well as others, to care for people suffering from the circumstances produced by the same illusory world they wanted to own. 

    • Mranti, or memory loss, is so common that we are lucky to be able to function at all. 
    • Our very lives are on the line. Our whole life is at stake, and those of us who are interested in Yoga have no option but to devote our lives to this united method of lifting and choosing spiritual liberation.


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - How Do Mudras Work?



    Mudras' Neuro-mechanics:


    • The casual spectator or newcomer to Yoga may be tempted to think that the beauty of the gesture, or the strength of the esthete, is what summons the Devatta, the Deva, and the Devis, or that the whole process is purely symbolic. 
    • The opposite could not be farther from the truth. The Mudra does regulate mind-brain processes and activities inside the neurological system by connecting different sympathetic and pars-sympathetic nerve terminals, which has a solid foundation for acceptance. 
    • The division of the human nervous system into afflex 13 and reflex systems is accepted in neurology. Afferent or sensory responses, as well as efferent or motor responses, are carried via the afflex. The reflex system functions similarly to a high-voltage electrical system's grounding wire. 
    • The human body may be divided into ten different sections in Yoga, five on each side of a median that runs from the top of the head to the base of the spine, ending in each of the toes and fingers. 
    • The body is split into 10 Pranic regions, each governed by one of five main Pranic flows, which control the head, chest, belly, pelvis, and extremities. 
    • Within particular nerve regions, five lesser Pranas are more quietly at work. 

    The real purpose of Pranayama is to regulate the ten flows of Prana Vayu and the Prana Vahaka nerve impulses that travel via the Pancha Kosha's Nadis or nerves. 


    • The particular nerves (as in Jnana Mudra) are linked in a closed nerve circuit when the fingers of the hands are joined together in the Hastha Mudra. 
    • An open nerve circuit is represented by the fingers that are not in use. 
    • The cranial nerve circuits of the head and the upper half of the body in the pnetimogastric or vagus system are linked when the hands are joined together (as in the Namaskara Mudra). 
    • The vagus nerves and the facial nerves are brought together in a closed circuit when the hands are aligned on the face (as in Yoni Mudra). 
    • The vagus system is closed circuited with the cerebro-spinal nerves when the hands and feet are joined (as in Yoga Mudra). 
    • When a position like Parva Asana, also known as the Past Posture, is performed, all of the body's nerve systems are pushed into a frenzy of activity. 
    • The Yogi does Parva Asana to glimpse into his previous incarnations and recall previous incarnations. Purva Janma Mudra or Parva Mudra are other names for it. 



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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - A Yogi's Way Of Saying A Prayer And Giving Thanks Before Eating



    When the Yogi eats, he eats in a certain way. This is not only a good way to guarantee appropriate digestion, but it also ensures that all of the nutrients in the meal are absorbed. 

    It will be of particular interest to individuals who want to reduce their food intake as part of a weight-loss program or for people suffering from diabetes or gastrointestinal problems. 


    • The Yogi cleans and cleanses his food before offering it to God via prayer or singing a Mantra such as the deep AUM. 
    • All devout Hindus employ the mantra OM TAT SAT (God is that Eternal Truth revealed everywhere) before every act of eating, sleeping, working, or even sex. 
    • The AUM or any appropriate prayer or Mantra is used when breaking up the meal with his hands (a knife and fork are considered violent weapons) or preparing the meal. 
    • While food is being cooked, humming, singing, or thinking uplifting thoughts should continue so that the highest kind of mental vibrations are connected. 
    • Other Mantras may be used to offer God the karma of the eating act in any manner. "Om Tat Sat Brahmar Panamastu" or "Om Tat Sat Krishnar Panamastu" may be said. 


    Saying a blessing over the meal is the same thing. 

    • You may create your own Mantra, or you may have a traditional blessing from your own family that you may utilize. 
    • Every bite of food or sip of drink is taken with love, pleasure, and admiration, and then kept in the mouth for more pleasure before mastication or chewing. 
    • The meal should be fully masticated to the point that swallowing is unnecessary. 
    • The meal is seen as providing a lot of energy to the body and working in harmony with it to repair the tissues of the physical structure. 

    The Yogi finishes his meal with a grateful Mantra gesture, or prayer to the Divine, and then spends at least one hour after eating in a meditative state or uplifting activities, avoiding any agitation or mental disturbance of any kind. 


    If you're unhappy or furious, don't eat. 

    • According to one old Yoga book, instead of rising after eating, one should sit and perform some mild Pranayama while taking a brief walk. 
    • After that, lie down on your left side (so that the digestive fluids reach the top of your stomach) and relax or rest for a few minutes. 
    • This ancient adage seems to be excellent advise for people suffering from stomach problems.


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    Yoga And Yoga Asanas - Madhyam Pranayama?




    Madhyam Pranayama can be performed with the following steps:




    1. Place one hand between the breasts on the chest to regulate the breath into the middle lobes or mid-lobular region of the lungs. Deeply inhale and exhale till the hand is moved by the deep breathing. Breathe three to six times in this way. 

    2. Then, for three to six rounds, put the hands on the outer mid-section of the chest and breathe deeply behind the hands. Allowing for deep breathing, the ribs should open "accordian-style." 

    3. Wrap the hands as far around the back center region as possible, fingers pointing inwards to the spine, and focus the breath three to six times in this region. 



    To be perfect, mid-breathing or inter-costal breathing requires conscious mental control. It isn't a natural component of the autonomic breathing system. 


    • Because of the curvature of their chests and the location of their breasts, most women are excellent mid breathers. 
    • Men are bad breathers in this region, and it takes a lot of practice to breathe smoothly around and behind the heart. As a result, males are more likely than women to get heart disease. 


    Madhyam Pranayama regulates the flow of air and Prang into the midchest and heart region, while the action of the breath reduces the fat that develops around the heart due to incorrect breathing in the same region. 


    • This kind of mid-breathing should be practiced for at least six minutes each day to open up the cells of the lungs that are not usually utilized. 
    • It is a great method to avoid hearing loss and the only method to permanently relieve the problem for people who currently have it.


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