Yoga Remedies for Kidney Problems

(February 26, 2009)

Is there a yoga move that can help cleanse kidneys when one has kidney failure and going through dialysis


Kidneys function like a kind of filter or sieve. They are responsible for purification of blood, which they achieve by getting rid of urea, acid and other harmful matter from the body. All of us are born a pair of kidneys, located at the back of the abdomen, behind our intestines, on the right and left sides of our spine, near our ribs. These bean-shaped organs are made up of thousands of small little tubules. These tubules are extremely long with a very small width. There are also veins, arteries, nephrons and nerves and vat sutra.

Yogic remedies for kidney problems

It has been found that Yoga Therapy is extremely beneficial in kidney diseases. Yoga practitioners say that they are never affected by kidney problems and their kidney function is in fact enhanced.

Surya Namaskar is a total Yoga exercise that improves the health of your digestive system, heart and lungs. It is good for your kidneys and should be done twice daily.

Supta Vajrasana (Reclining Warrior Pose) is proven extremely beneficial for kidneys as it helps prevent shrinkage of the navel. It helps stretch your lower abdomen, activates your large intestine, prevents constipation and enhances urination.

Sashankasana is very good for your kidneys, liver, alimentary canal and stomach kidneys as strengthens them, helps deal with heart and other organic problems. It is especially beneficial to a woman’s uterus.

Gomukhasana helps strengthen your kidneys, liver and breasts. In addition, it also provides relief in cases of rheumatism and joint pains.

Makarasana is also extremely beneficial for the kidneys as much as it is beneficial for diseases of the lungs slip disc, sciatica and joint pains.

Dhanurasana helps strengthen your kidneys and prevent urinary-tract disorders. It is also extremely beneficial for problems relating to women’s periods.

Ushtrasana is another Yogasana (pose) very good for the kidneys. Then there are Matsyasana (Fish pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra pose), Ardha Matsyasana and Ardha Matsyendrasana, which are all very good for the kidneys.

Padangusthasana (Big Toe Pose), Bidalasana (Cat Pose ), Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose), Paripurna Navasana (Full Boat Pose), Ardha Bhekasana (Half Frog Pose), Janu Sirshasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend), Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose),  Marichyasana I (Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi, I), Paschimottanasana (Seated Forehead to knees pose) Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Parighasana (Gate Pose), Kapotasana (King Pigeon Pose), Pasasana (Noose Pose), Parsva Bakasana (Side Crane Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose), Dwi-pada Viparita Dandasana (Upward Facing Two-Foot Staff Pose ), Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Forward Bend), all of which are specifically good for the kidneys, both as preventive and therapeutic measures.

Pranayamas (breathing exercises) that will benefit you are Kapalabhatti (Skull cleansing), Anuloma-Viloma (Alternate nostril breathing) and Ujjayi (Ocean breath).

Submitted by A on February 26, 2009 at 12:18

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