What was once ridiculed as a bizarre fad in health has been widely accepted as a way of life for many people. This ‘fad’ however has been in practice for over 5, 000 years and is known as Yoga. Though it is recognized as a form of exercise, some specific poses unique to this method of physical culture have been highly recognized and recommended in the drugless healing cycles for centuries.
With a sensible and proper diet with emphasis on Fruits and Vegetables (the Mucus-less diet), these specific ailments listed below can each be alleviated with a consistent and wise execution of the poses recommended.
1. Acne: Sun Salutations, the shoulder-stand and its counter-poses, head to knee poses, Peacock poses and Abdominal Isolation.
2. Arms (Sagging): Sun Salutations, Incline plane pose, Bow Pose, Wheel pose and the Balancing Poses (peacock and Crow)
3. Asthma: Deep abdominal breathing, Shoulder-stand, bridge and fish Pose, Bow Pose and Corpse pose (Abstinence from animal products and ALL processed foods strongly required! Fruits and Veggies Only!)
4. Back-Ache: Sun Salutations, Fish pose, bow pose
5. Bad Breath: Sun Salutations, Inverted Poses, Bow and Balancing Poses, Cleansing fire Pose, and Breathing exercises. (Short fasts and Restricted Occasional juicy organic fruit diets are recommended)
6. Body Odor: Sun Salutations, the Shoulder-stand (15-20 Minutes after the poses are practiced, use a warm damp rag to wipe the pubic regions)
7. Bust and Chest (firming): Sun Salutations, Bow, Crow Pose
8. Chin-(prevention of double chin): Fish, Wheel, Sun Salutations
9. Common Cold: Sun Salutations, shoulder-stand, and her counter- poses, Breathing Exercises, Nasal Irrigation (Avoid Dairy, Grain, and Animal Products and of course Processed Foods, this is a good time to do a short fast!)
10. Constipation: Inverted Poses, Sun Salutations, head to knee Poses, Bow Pose, the balancing poses (Peacock and crow variations) (Fiber Rich Foods- Dates, celery, melons etc)
This concludes the first part of the 3-part series on how to use Yoga and a Proper diet to alleviate health symptoms.