Yoga healing for kidney stones

Yoga healing for kidney stones

Kidney stones or Nephrolithiasis means the formation of a hard, crystal mineral substance in the kidneys or the urinary tract. It is estimated that one in every 20 individual will suffer from kidney stones at some point in their life. Inadequate hydration is one of the major reasons for aggravating signs and symptoms of kidney stones.

Common Signs and Symptoms of kidney stones

                                                 Kidney Stones


  • Radiating pain below abdomen and around the groin areas
  • Immense pain while passing urine
  • Red or brown coloured urine (Blood in urine)
  • Decrease in amount of urine passage and foul smelling urine
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fever and lower body pain
  • Feel the need to urinate again and again

Different types of Kidney Stones are formed depending on the biochemical composition and the chemical imbalance within the urine. Commonly there are 5 different types of kidney stones namely-  Cystine, calcium, uric acid, and struvite.

The yogic way of living helps prevent kidney stones and if suffering from the condition helps to relieve the symptoms of kidney stones.

Yogic Lifestyle Choices & Dietary Discipline TIPS

  1. Healthy routines of early to bed and eating on correct time helps. (Avoid late night parties and junk food.)
  2. Eat your food slowly and chew your food properly.
  3. A brisk walk in nature early morning and evening for 20 to 30 minutes is a must. Early morning sunlight is good. Soak some sunlight onto your back as well.
  4. Avoid eating animal-based proteins. Opt for Satvik diet and organic foods. Eat a balanced diet. Fruits and vegetables help to decrease the urine acidity and this reduces the chances of kidney stone formation.
  5. Hydrate your system well. Consume 12 glasses of liquid every day. Have water half hour before meals and after 1 hour of meal. Example- Early morning drink herbal tea, Lunch -butter milk and dinner cup of soup.
  6. Get into a healthy routine of regular yoga exercise.
  7. If you have a calcium-containing kidney stone, eat less salt and salty food and try not to get more than the recommended daily amount of calcium.
  8. Individuals with oxalate kidney stones should limit intake of foods that are rich in oxalate So avoid chocolate, dark green veggies (i.e. spinach, Swiss chard, greens), Mixed nuts and peanuts, Tahini and sesame seeds. Exercise moderation (5 peanuts per day is enough)
  9. Lemon juice is helpful mainly because it contains citrate. It can bind with calcium in the urine and help in reducing the amount of calcium available to form calcium-oxalate kidney stones.

Recommended Yoga asana, pranayama and relaxation that help

Yoga Asana– The poses recommended gives abdominal compression and gently massages the internal organs. These help to tone the internal organs functioning and improve blood circulation. The yoga asana suggested massage the digestive organs and keeps the metabolism in check. Pavanmuktasana; Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) and Ustrasana

Pranayama– Yogendra Pranayama IV

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