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Exercises of the Eyes

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The eyes are very important part of our body.Nety&Trataka are very useful for improving eyesight.Daily practice of these kriyas is a must .

Besides yoga asanas,there are certain exercises for the eyes which keep the eyes healthy and save them from many diseases.By toning up the connecting muscles and nerves of the eyes,they even improve the eyesight.Some of these simple exercises are explained here,which can be performed after doing yogasanas.Sit in padmasana,Sukhasana or Sidhasana,keeping your head,neck and spine straight,and perform the following exercises:

1.Vertical movement: First look upward towards the middle of your forehead and then on the tip of your nose without moving your head.Only pupils of your eyes should have upward movement.Do it quickly for 24 times and then close your eyes gently for five seconds to provide rest.
2.Horizontal movement:Spread your hands sideways.Close your fists and raise your thumbs.Now first look towards your right thumb,without moving your neck,then towards left thumb.Repeat this exercise 24 times and then close your eyes gently for five seconds.

3.Diagonal movement:First look above the corner of the right eye and then towards the ground near left knee.Do this 12 times.similarly,look above the corner of your left eye and then bring eye and then bring attention on the ground near your right knee.Repeat this also 12 times .After this close your eyes gently for 5 seconds and give the eyes the rest they need.

4.Rectangular movement:Make an imaginary rectangle before your eyes.Make it as big as you can.Then move your eyes on the four corners of the rectangle from left to right 12 times.Close the eyes gently after this for about five seconds.

5.Circular movement :Make an imaginary circle from the earth to the sky and move your eyeballs first clockwise for12 times and then anti-clockwise 12 times.Give rest to the eyes.

6.Forward-Backward Movement:Stretch your right hand forward.Raise your thumb,closing the first with the fingers.Fix your Gaze at a point beyond your thumb and slowly bring it closer and fix it ultimately on the thumb.Do that for at least 10 times.Now gradually start bringing the thumb closer to the eyes and at the thumb.Go on doing it until the thumb comes very close to the eyes.Close the eyes gently and give rest.This exercise improves the eyesight.

At the end of these exercises close your eyes gently.Now rub your palms with each other and place them on your eyes.Do it three times.Open your eyes and look at a green plant grass.

Note:All the above exercise can be done in a standing posture.Regular practice of the above exercises removes tension and exhaustion .They lend lustre and brightness to the eyes and as a result the eyes become healthy and beautiful.These exercises are to be done after doing Asanas.

Diseases

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It is the law of nature that toxins are expelled from body by oxygenation in lungs, perspiration and calls of nature, i.e.,.. Urinary & excreta tract.Whenever the natural toxin throwing passages don’t work properly, various ailments start appearing.Largely the diseases can be in three categories.

1.Acute diseases

2.Chronic diseases

3.Degenerative diseases
Cure of Ailments by Yoga

The practice and yogic postures are not aimed at the cure of any particular disease but suggest a comprehensive way of life to stay healthy. However, an attempt is being made to list out common ailments and recommended postures to cure them. Along with exercise and cleaning process suggested foods for specific ailments are also listed below.

Constipation
When suffering from constipation one should avoid food prepared with fine flour as a base and all dishes which involve deep or shallow frying. Consume food having roughage like Atta with brawn, whole pulse (not washed), leafy vegetables, salad, guava, papaya, pears, wood apple(Bl) and citrus fruits. Consuming water kept overnight in a copper container, first thing in the morning is especially recommended.
Among exercises, Suryanamaskar, Ardhamatsyendrasan, Makarasna, and Pawanamuktasana are very useful.
In cleaning processes kunjal(self-induced vomit) and an enema may also undertake.

Gastric Trouble
Eat easily digestible food by chewing each mouthful properly. Leafy vegetables like palak, bathua, and Methi be made into a paste and added to the dough for chapati and kept for 8-10 hours before cooking. Eat dry chapatis without consuming any water with it. Take warm water after about half an hour. At night take only milk and fruits.
Pashimottanasana, ardhamatsyendrasana, Vajrasana, Suptavajrasana, Makarasana, Pawanamuktasana, Halasana, Uddiuanabandh and Agnisar Pranayama are very useful postures. Nauli and Kunjal performed at regular interval can also be helpful.

Obesity

While bathing scrubs the body for 10-15 minutes with a small and slightly rough towel. At night patting with palm, closed fist, and dry massage will activate the fat cells. In the food reduce the quantity of carbohydrates and proteins and add fruits, vegetables, juices and fat-free milk or curd.

Suryanamaskar, Naoasana, Suptavajrasana, Sarpasana, Mayurasana, Uttanpadasana, Paschimottanasana, Makarasana, Halasana, Uddiyanabandh and Agnisar pranayama are useful postures.

Seminal Disorders

Massage, sun-bath, scrubbing the body while bathing. Eat light and limited food and add milk, curd, cheese, and fruits. Milk should be sweetened with dates in place of sugar.

Paschimottanasana, Gorakshasana, Ardhamatsyendrasana, Suptavajrasana, Dhanurasana, halasana, Sarvangasana and Uddiyanabandh. Nadishodhan Pranayama and retention of the breath after inhaling are recommended exercises.

Ear , Nose and Throat

Lime and honey in warm water. Tea made of ginger, green cardamom and pepper and light food is suggested.
Ushtrasana, bhujangasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana, Matysyasana, Jalnetim Sutraneti and kunjal followed by bhastrika, Bhramri and Ujjayi pranayama will give good results.

Liver diseases
Food should be without any fat and have vegetable and fruit juices with honey and lime juice with honey will also be helpful.
Kamarchakrasana, Pashimottanasana, Ardhamatsyendrasana, Yogmudra and halasana among yogic postures, kunjal as clearing process and Sheetli as well as Uddiyanabandh as breathing exercise will be helpful. Perform Yogmudra 8-10 times daily.

Asthma&Lungs Diseases

It is common belief that asthma is a lifelong disease.A strict vigilance of diet is very necessary for an asthmatic to lead a normal life.

One or two chapatis having brawn and leafy vegetable, lime warm boiled vegetables and salad should form the warm lime water with honey,s oaked raisins.tea of cardamom,ginger#pepper or tulsi leaves and may also replace etc..

Among asanas perform suptavajrasana,Ushtrasana,Bhujangasana,shalabhasana,Makarasana,Jalneti,sutraneti&kunjal should be done every day. Kapalbhati& Bhastrika are recommend pranayamas.

High Blood Pressure

Salt and spicy especially chilly based food is to be completely stopped.Patient should try to stay on juices,soups and fruits,f at free milk,curd&cheese.Food should by light minimum possible.

Kamarchakrasana, Vajrasana, Suptavajrasana, sarpasana, Bhujanagasana, Shalabhasana, Uttanpad asana, Makarasana&Pawanamuktasana ,Should be performed and when proficiency is reached add sarvangasan as well.Kapalbhati, Nadisodhan(with out retention)Pranayamas will be useful.Practice shavasana for 10 minutes couple of times everyday.

Low Blood Pressure

Warm lime water&honey, soaked alminds&raisins, milk, cheese, fruits, salad should form part of the light food.In addition to Suryanamaskar all asanas,mentioned for high blood pressure, should be performed.

Headache

To clean the internal passages perfom kunjal and fast by consuming small quantities of fruits&milk.

Paschimottanasana, Tadasana, Bhajangasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana, Shavasana, Kapalbhati&nadishodhan pranayama will be helpful.

Dislodged Navel

Dry Chapati, curd,boiled vegetable,khichari,apple&bannana should be consumed.

tadasana, Vajrasana , Suptavajrasana, Ushtrasana, Uttanapadasana, Dhanurasana, Matyasana, followed by Uddiyanabandh will be very useful.

Cervical Spondylitis

Take light food, shavasan  avoid gaseous food and include fruits in diet.

Suptavjrasana,ushtrasana, bhujangasana, shanurasana, uttanapadasana, tadasana,makarasana&matyasana for savasana, Nadishodhan&kapalbhati Pranayama is recommended perform Bhujangasana 8-10 times daily

Hernia

Never overeat.Constipation condition should be avoided.Keep the bowel clean.Food should include vegetables, fruits, but avoid gas producing food.

Paschitmottanasana,Yogamudra,Ardhamatyaendrasana,Suptavajrasana,Uttanpadasana,Pawanamuktasana,Halasana&Sarvanasana to be performed,Avoid other postures.

Heart Diseases

Take vegetable&fruit juice, lime juice, nd hiney in fresh or warm water.Try to sustain on vegetable/gram soup&skimmed milk for as many days as pissible.Take light food and in small quantities every 3-4 hours.Chapati with brawn and leafy vegetables and vegetables can be addes after sometimes.

Start with light exercise like walk at slow pace short duration.Add Kamarchakrasana, Vajrasana, Bhujanagasana, Shalabhasana, Uttanapadasana, Makarasana and pawanamujtasana.Keep your capacity in mind .Take rest Nadishodhan pranayma should be done, without retention, and as per individual capacity.

Purvottan asana

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How to do: First do Sarvanga Asana. Then keep the arms stretched towards the back of the head. Keeping the legs together, without bending them at the knees, bring the legs down towards the back of the head until the toes touch the ground. Hold the toe of the right foot by the right hand and that of the left foot by the left hand. The chin should be pressed against the chest. Return to Sarvanga asana pose. Then slowly resume the lying pose.

Gains: The exercise purifies the blood, makes spine elastic ensure long life and health. Neck, chest, shoulders, and waist are made strong and flexible.

Anjaneya Asana

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This exercise is undertaken to expand chest.
How to do : Stand straight, keep legs apart, place right foot forward and left foot backwards, lunging at knees with fists and arms bent at elbows and on both sides of the head. Inhale to your full and retain breath. Exhale slowly and return to normal pose.

Duration : Ten seconds.
Gains : It improves capacity of lungs, prevents cold and cough, promotes chest development , gives glow to face.

Setubandha Asana

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How to do : Lie down on the floor, fold both the legs, keep feet on floor, keep head flat and hold the back with both hands with elbows touching floor.

Duration: Beginners should do this exercise only for a few seconds.

Gains : Arms, Chest,thighs ,waist and legs all get exercise. It makes the body agile and elastic.