Ear ringing remedies in Yoga

(September 5, 2010)

Is there any yoga pose to help with ringing in the ears?

Tinnitus refers to a condition in which you tend to hear a ringing sound in your ears. Tinnitus is not necessarily a condition as it is more like a symptom of an underlying condition. Whatever the cause for the problem you should be able to get some relief by using yoga for your ears. Tinnitus is a fairly harmless problem that can be easily treated with the help of medication, exercises and other lifestyle changes. Medication to cure tinnitus should only be taken, after obtaining a doctor’s prescription. The use of yoga for the ears is believed to help to some extent, but persistent problems should be referred to a medical expert. Given below are some of the most common forms of exercise for the ears –

Yoga for ears
The ancient science of Yoga has become increasing popular all across the world, because of the several health benefits that have been associated with it. People have used yoga postures, exercises and breathing techniques to deal with conditions like obesity, diabetes, heart problems, blood pressure, stress related problems and several other illnesses and disorders, so the use of yoga for the ears should come as no surprise. It is also possible to use yoga, to improve fitness for the ears. Some of the best yoga poses for the ears are:
• The Pranayama (Breathing technique)
• Tadasana (The Mountain Pose)
• Vriskhasana (The Tree Pose)
• Trikonasana (The Triangle Pose)
• Sukhasana (The Easy Pose)
• Malasana (The Garland Pose)
• Halasana (The Plough Pose)
• Savasana (The Corpse Pose)

Yoga exercises can also include meditation for the ears. In order to do this, you need to practice meditation and concentrate on your ears. This can channel the flow of blood to the ears, which helps to alleviate tinnitus as well as other ear related problems.

Pilates for the ears
Pilates is another form of exercise that has gained popularity all over the world, for its various benefits. Pilates can help you strengthen your core, while it tones up your body completely, helping you to develop lean and long muscles. With the help of Pilates, you can learn how to control your posture and your body alignment in a better way. When you perform Pilates, you tend to use various parts of your body, which improves the circulation of blood throughout the body. This exercise improves the overall functioning of all the different organs in the body, including the ears. Pilates should never be practiced without the guidance and supervision of a well qualified instructor.

Ear problems can range from harmful to very serious. Therefore, while various ear exercises can be used, to alleviate the discomfort caused by ear problems, it is important to visit a doctor, for a proper diagnosis. Treating the underlying condition that causes tinnitus can help cure the condition faster.

Submitted by A on September 5, 2010 at 08:13

Ear ringing remedies in Yoga 

Ear ringing also knows as tinnitus is an illusion or sensation of a sound in brain or ears which is not existent in the external environment. The high pitched buzzing, hissing sounds are very irritating at times and for many people it can also interfere with their normal daily activities. The major cause for ringing ears is some problem with the inner ear, which connects wrong signals to the brain to produce a sound which does not exist. Exposure to loud noise can also be a cause for ringing ears; also tinnitus is linked with hearing loss and old age most of the times. Whatever the cause may be ringing ears gets worse with any kind of stress may it be physical or emotional.

Yoga plays an important role in the treatment of ringing ears along with the prescribed medications. Yoga when practiced on regular basis increases the levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). GABA is a neurotransmitter in the brain which inhibits the electrical activity and there by tinnitus. A recent study which was conducted at Howard Medical School and Boston University showed that the levels of GABA raised by 27% who practiced yoga for 60 minutes compared to the controlled group which spend 60 minutes in reading. Many studies prove that low levels of GABA tend to worsen the symptoms of tinnitus and other related situations like anxiety, depression, stress and fear. Yoga not only helps to increase this powerful neurotransmitter but also helps to deal with the mental being. It floods the body and mind with all the possible positive thoughts which are very important to avoid the ringing in the ears. This study also showed that after 5 months of constant yoga practice and breathing techniques the patients showed fewer tinnitus attacks and much less intense pain. 

Submitted by S M on June 18, 2008 at 07:49

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