Anulom Vilom Pranayama or Alternate Nostril Breathing Exercise or Nadi Shodhana Pranayama This is not just a breathing exercise, but it is a noteworthy yogic technique that involves controlling of subtle ‘Pranic energies’ (or vital force or bio-energies) of our body flowing through specific channels. The...

Frozen shoulder & Yoga Therapy Adhesive Capsulitis or FSS-Frozen Shoulder Syndrome refers to painful stiff shoulder. Cause is unclear, but shoulder capsule and connective tissue surrounding the joint of the shoulder is affected causing pain, inflammation symptoms and chronic pain.  Passive range of shoulder motion (ROM)...

Yoga therapy for Vertigo Vertigo or feeling of dizziness as if you are still and world is rotating around you. Vertigo is mainly caused due to an inner ear problem. Commonly BPPV- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is seen due to tiny calcium deposits that clump the...

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 4th August, 2013 was 'Yoga a Medical Therapy.' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Smt. Hansaji Yogendra on the topic.
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
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"Yoga was not created as a medical therapy. It was created for self development - mainly for control and management of the mind, uplifting oneself to the level of self consciousness. Yoga also teaches us how to live. Yoga methodology like the Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas are all very natural. Yoga has simply organised the natural and correct way of life into a systematic manner... do whatever you are doing correctly, the way it is supposed to be done... and add minor changes to your lifestyle as per the present environment. I'd like to explain with the help of an example. About 35 years back, it was reported that Chembur, a suburb in Mumbai, due to the presence of the Atomic Research facility close by, had high air pollution levels due to which 86% of the residents had some form of respiratory troubles. They had been advised by their doctors to preferably move out of the area for a healthier life. We conducted a 2 day respiratory camp for 30 Chembur residents in our Institute and taught them basics like Jalneti, Kapalarandhradhouti and Karnarandradhouti.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 4th August, 2013 was 'Yoga a Medical Therapy.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. I have tonsillitis, there is pus formation in my throat. Which technique will help me? Dr. J: I think in the beginning you should have an Allopathy doctor to give you a check-up and simple measures may help like gargling with salt water or even sometimes medicine, but it should be just for a few days. Smt. H: If there is pus formation, then naturally there is a strong infection and that has to be killed by a proper strong medicine, so Allopathy in the beginning. But then come to right lifestyle, as we say in yoga, gargling, Jalneti, use of hot water bag on the throat, drinking little warm water after eating food, to help wash the throat, if it is dry then keeping lozenges in the mouth as a lubricant, so in all such ways tonsillitis would go away. '-Itis' means inflammation which is due to infection. When the infection goes, the inflammation goes. In the future, make sure you do some friction on the throat region and around the ears with the hands, to keep the region warm. This will help make you aware at the beginning of such conditions and you can take precautions. Ayurveda gives some remedies such as boiling ginger or Holy Basil (Tulsi) in water and drinking it, that works wonders. Q. How long after a meal should we drink water?