Benefits Of Yoga Asanas

(September 5, 2010)

is kapalbhati & anulom vilom beneficial in case of fallopian tube blockage


Yoga is an age old discipline that has only recently begun to find popularity in an age that has been dominated by western medicine and surgery. In order to fully understand the ways of yoga – one must understand that it is not only a discipline and a set of exercises, but that it is a way of life that has many ideologies that are not restricted by a person’s physical health, but the mental state of mind as well. All of the postures and techniques that are taught by the master of yoga are focused on making sure that all the muscles in your body are used to their full effect. Because of the way that each of us live our lives, it is easy to see a number of muscles used more often than others. However, it is these unused sets of muscles that are likely to cause more grievances in the long run.  As a result, the discipline of yoga makes sure that, through its vast array of exercises and asanas, all our muscles are used as effectively as possible. With increased awareness of yoga the benefits of kapalbhati and other disciplines of yoga are now more apparent and accessible.
One of the most effective and well known to Yoga disciplines is known as Kapalbhati. This is primarily a breathing exercise and the main benefits of kapalbhati include the fact that it works significantly on the heart center of the body thus improving the body’s overall respiration, lung capacity and blood circulation. It also has a profound effect on the naval region and helping significantly in the healing in a number of conditions known to affect this area including gas, indigestion and diabetes. The benefits of kapalbhati are not limited to the physical, but it also has an effect on the individual’s emotional persona – helping rid the body of emotional debris like anger, jealousy and hatred. The asana also helps generate heat in the system to help dissolve the waste products and toxins more effectively. While practicing kapalbhati is known to help significantly improve an individual’s way of life, it should also be stressed that individuals suffering from conditions such as heart disease, stroke, epilepsy or even blood pressure should not attempt the discipline as it could have a debilitating effect on your life. People suffering from heart diseases, specifically, may be better off attempting the anulom vilom pranayama. The method is centered on breathing in through one nostril of the nose and exhaling through the other. The main benefits of anulom vilom pranayama include helping relieve arthritis, heart blockage, depression, asthma, sinus and allergy. 

Submitted by A on September 5, 2010 at 04:11

Yes, Kapalbhati or the breath of fire and Anulom Vilom or the alternate nostril breathing is extremely beneficial in clearing the blockage of the fallopian tubes as both the asanas or poses help to harmonize your breathing. Fallopian tubes are a part of a woman’s reproductive system and are located in the pelvic region. These are the tubes that are responsible for reaching the eggs to the uterus after it is united with the sperm. Then the embryo is guided into the womb through the fallopian tubes. When these tubes get blocked it gets difficult to conceive and have a baby. The fallopian tubes might get blocked due to several reasons such as disease that cause an inflammation of the pelvic region, gonorrhea, miscarriage, contraceptive methods and pregnancy termination. You need to see a gynecologist before you start yoga or any other form of exercise, just to make sure that it is okay for you to practice the yoga asanas safely along with your treatment. You can practice Dhyana or meditations followed by pranayama or the different breathing techniques and then do the yoga asanas or poses. Dhyana or meditation will help to calm you down, relieve stress and tension and keeps you in a peaceful state and will prepare you for the pranayama or the different breathing techniques. These help to harmonize your breathing and correct the way you breathe so your body receives the correct amount of oxygen. This also prepares you for the yoga asanas or poses. They are more effective once your breathing pattern is corrected. The following yoga asanas are beneficial in improving fertility and boosting the health of your reproductive system:
  • Setubandhanasana Or The Supported Bridge Pose – In this you lie down flat on your back and place your feet close to the buttocks by bending your knees. Breathe in and while breathing out lift your pelvis and buttocks up. Keep your thighs parallel to the floor and remain in this pose for a few seconds. Breathe out and then come back to the original position.
  • Viparita Karani Or Legs On The Wall Pose - In this asana or pose you lay on the ground while your buttocks are touching the wall. Then while breathing out raise your legs up the wall to make an angle of 90 degrees. Stay in this position for few seconds and then come back to your original position.

Submitted by G M on January 23, 2009 at 03:51

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