Yoga Therapy For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Yoga therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has, down the years, been proven highly successful in treating the condition.

Yoga therapy has been helpful in a variety of conditions, physical, mental and spiritual and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is just another of them.


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Shanmukhi Mudra for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

In Sanskrit, Shan means six. Likewise Mukha means mouth. So Sanmukha means six-mouths. It is the name of the six headed god of war. Besides, it is also called Kartikeya. Mudra means a seal or shutting up.

The Yoga pose is even known as Parangmukhi Mudra, meaning to say facing inwards), or Sambhavi Mudra. This is because Sambhu happens to be the name of Siva, Kartikeya's father. By virtue of this fact, Sambhava becomes Siva's progeny as well as a Yoni (means the womb or source) Mudra.

This is called Yoni Mudra as the practitioner looks within oneself seeking the very source of one's being.


  1. Sitting in Padmasana keep your spine erect and your head level
  2. Raise your hands to your face and lift your elbows to the level of your shoulders. Keep your thumbs on your ear-holes. This is done to cut off external noises. If your thumbs in your ear-hole are painful, push your tragus (the fleshy, cartilaginous protrusion at the front of your external ear,) over your ear-holes and press it with your thumbs
  3. Close the eyes, and turn the eyes up. Place the index and the middle fingers on the closed eyes so that the first two phalanges just press the entire eyeball. However, avoid pressing your cornea. Pull your eyelids down with your middle finger
  4. Push the upper part of your eyelids under your eyebrows with your index finger. Softly and lightly press your eyes at both the corners
  5. Maintain equal pressure on your ears and your eyes
  6. Press both your nostrils uniformly with the tips of your ring fingers
  7. Hold this position for as long as possible, and draw your vision inwards
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