11 May Yoga therapy for Vertigo
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 inner ear canal. The main function of inner ear is to send signals to the brain region about movements related to gravity. This aids and regulates the balance of your body.
Another common cause is Meniere’s disorder this occurs due to fluid built up resulting in pressure change in the inner ear. This causes the episodes of vertigo along with ringing sound or tinnitus.
Vestibule neuritis is inflammation of the inner ear generally due to viral infection. Generally the nerves around the inner ear are affected.
Cervical spondylitis and sinusitis also cause vertigo symptoms mostly seen in elderly. Another common reason seen is postural defects and sudden change in bodily movements.
Common symptoms experienced that either come or go intermittently which can last from few minutes to few hours
- Loss of balance
- Feeling like being pulled to one direction
- Ringing like sound in ears
Yoga therapy for Vertigo
Yoga is a functional and non-evasive tool that helps eliminate vertigo symptoms by harmonising the nervous system and improving mind and body balance.
Note: Always consult your physician and an experienced yoga teacher before you being to practice any yoga asanas
Suggested are some of the simple yoga exercises which will help to build focus & concentration. These yoga exercises help by simulating the parasympathetic nervous system and improve the blood circulation to the head region & other parts of the body.
Nadi Shodhan Pranayama or Anulom Vilom –Simple pranayama yoga or yogic breathing technique. It has a sedative effect on the tone and rhythm of the heart and on the brain waves. This technique helps to improve oxygen capacity of lungs. Calms the mind and aids in concentration. Free radicals and toxins are eliminated from the ida and pingala nadi and helps to restore balance between the two. Purifies the nervous system entirely. Watch the video for details
Shavasana This deeply relaxes the nervous system. A sense of balance and calm is restored throughout the body, mind and spirit level. Watch the video for details
Also recommended are
- Simple Hand and neck stretching exercises
- Karna Randhra Dhauti
Thus, try out these easy to DIY simple yoga therapy from the comfort of your own home.