DIGESTIVE TROUBLES

According to ancient Ayurvedic Science, optimum Digestive fire is the Key to Good Health.

Conversely, Poor digestion, No digestion or Excessive digestion is the Root of all Diseases –

Kujirnatvam, Ajirnatvam, Atijirnatvam.

Naturotherapy

  • Hip bath cold hot neutral
  • Immersion with friction
  • Hot fomentation
  • Cold ab pack
  • Trunk / Gastro-hepatic pack
  • Hot cold ab compress
  • Perineum -cold douche, ice anal
  • Moolashodhana – Perineal massage
  • Body massage -full, ab, lower back
  • Steam
  • Kunjal
  • Mud pack – full, ab, kidney, lower ab
  • Ice pack on ab

Diet therapy

  • Fibres 20-35 gms
  • Fruits, Cabbage, Carrots, Salads
  • Onions, Garlic, Drumstick leaves, Lettuce
  • Asparagus, Brussel sprouts, Broccoli, Stewed apples, Celery, Cranberries
  • Beans, Whole grains, Bran, Cereals
  • Wheat, Barley, Oats, Corn, Rice, Jowar
  • Boiled yam, Idli
  • Ample Water, Liquids, Juices, Soups
  • Mosambi / orange juice, Coconut water, Lime juice + salt & sugar
  • Ash gourd / Bottlegourd juice, Whey, Ganji
  • Banana with chilled milk, Hot milk with Isabgol, Almond milk
  • Cold diluted cow/goat milk with honey
  • Fresh butter, Not sour curd, Buttermilk
  • Consume Asafoetida, Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Fennel
  • Avoid Dryfruits, Nuts, Ice-cream, Cheese, Fried, Processed
  • Ensure freshly cooked, simple foods chewed well
  • Yogic Diet for Annamaya Kosha
  • Warm water recommended
  • Digestible, soft, bland foods which are easy on digestion
  • Contra – Raw foods, Spices, Fats
  • Keep off – Tea, Coffee, Alcohol

Practice

  • Adequate Sleep, Regular Exercise
  • Fasting
  • Naukasana, Padmasana, Siddhasana, Parvatasana, Savasana
  • Aswini mudra
  • Vaman dhouti
  • Ushapaan
  • Chandra anulom-vilom, Chandra bhedana
  • Sitali
  • Recommended Inverted posture of Vipareeta karani for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Contraindicated

  • No Forward bending in case of Acute Peptic Ulcer
  • No Fast & Loosening exercises for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Cases of High Blood Pressure, Heart ailments, Stroke, Diabetes esp. Retinal, GIT, Peptic Ulcer, practise Cleansing Techniques under expert supervision.

Asanas

  • Loosening exercises
  • Stretch, Compress, Twist
  • Surya namaskar
  • Standing
  • Tadasana, Tiryaka tadasana, Kati chakrasana, Parvatasana, Trikonasana
  • Forward-Backward bends
  • Sitting
  • PM3 – 17-21
  • Vakrasana, Ardha matsyendrasana, Sasankasana, Supta vajrasana, Ustrasana, Yogamudrasana, Paschimottansana, Niralamba paschimottanasana, Utthita merudandasana, Merudandasana, Ardha padmapadottanasana, Tolangulasana
  • Vajrasana – after meals 10 min
  • Lying – Supine/Prone
  • PM2
  • Spinal twists
  • Naukasana, Bhujangasana, Matsyasana, Halasana, Druta halasana, Mayurasana, Hamsasana, Brahmacharyasana

Cleansing/Breathing/Relaxation Techniques plus Energy Locks & Energy Circuits

  • Uddiyana bandha, Jalandhara bandha
  • Agnisara kriya, Nauli, Basti, Maha bandha
  • Yoni mudra, Ashwini mudra, Maha mudra
  • Nadi shodhana, Bhramari, Ujjayi, Bhastrika
  • Kunjal, LSP before yoga
  • Yoga nidra
  • Ajapa japa, Antar mouna
  • Relaxation techniques – IRT, QRT, DRT
  • Meditation
  • Emotional culturing
  • Shakti bandh

Acupressure

  • Reflexology points for Gastric troubles:
  • Cerebrum, Medulla oblongata, Thyroid, Lymph glands, Small intestine, Large intestine, Gall bladder, Liver, Pancreas, Stomach, Adrenals, Solar plexus, Spleen
  • Reflexology points for Indigestion:
  • Cerebrum, Medulla oblongata, Thyroid, Anus, Lymph glands, Small intestine, Large intestine, Gall bladder, Liver, Pancreas, Stomach, Adrenals, Solar plexus, Spleen
  • Reflexology points for Constipation:
  • Medulla oblongata, Thyroid, Anus, Small intestine, Large intestine, Appendix, Gall bladder, Pancreas, Stomach, Solar plexus
  • Reflexology points for Dysentry:
  • Anus, Lymph glands, Small intestine, Large intestine, Appendix, Liver, Stomach, Adrenals, Solar plexus, Spleen
  • Reflexology points for Piles:
  • Thyroid, Anus, Small intestine, Large intestine, Liver, Stomach, Solar plexus, Spleen

ACIDITY

  • Take up all the practices for 30 minutes
  • Regulate Diet & Lifestyle
  • Perform Inverted Asanas, Sasankasana
  • Pranayama- Nadi shodhana, Sitalikarana, Sitakari, Bhramari, Moorchha
  • Akasi mudra, Maha mudra, Yoni mudra, Navamukhi mudra
  • Trataka
  • Ajapa japa, Yoga nidra, Antar mouna
  • Deep relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Emotion culturing

WIND

  • PM1 – 17-21, PM2
  • Forward bends
  • Sasankasana, Hamsasana, Mayurasana, Utthana pristhasana, Supta vajrasana, Sasanka bhujangasana, Kati chakrasana, Yogamudrasana, Matsyasana, Halasana, Drutahalasana, Vajrasana
  • Kapalabhati
  • Tadagi mudra
  • Nauli
  • LSP, Basti, Kunjal
  • Chew well, Eat slow
  • Consume water 1 hour before meal
  • Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, raw vegetables, rich foods

APPETITE

  • Forward-Backward bending
  • Agnisar kriya, Nauli
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Bhastrika
  • For Intestinal health-
  • PM1 – 17-21
  • Supta vajrasana, Matsyasana, Sasankasana, Sasanka bhujangasana, Ustrasana, Paschimottanasana & variations

CONSTIPATION

  • Rapid abdominal breathing in Half shoulder stand after 2 glasses of lukewarm water 40 breaths 3 times with rests in between
  • Embryo
  • Jogging
  • Loosening exercises
  • Relax

DIARRHOEA

  • Surya namaskar
  • PM2
  • Vajrasana series
  • Nadi shodhana, Bhramari, Seetali, Seetakari
  • Khichadi, Yoghurt, Buttermilk
  • Light, digestible foods
  • Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Greens
  • Herbal tea, Juices
  • Water 5 glasses minimum
  • Contra – Dynamic, Inverted, Nauli
  • Avoid Heavy, Rich, Fried, Oily foods, Meat, Cheese, Desserts

HAEMORRHOIDS

  • Contra – Jogging
  • Half shoulder-stand 10 minutes 3 times
  • Breathe in Deep, Hold, Contract at Exhalation, Abdominal lock, Abdominal pumping
  • Sarvangasana, Vipareeta karani
  • Ashwini mudra, Moola bandha in Inverted posture
  • PM2, PM3 – 8
  • Sasanka bhujangasana, Paschimottanasana
  • Moola shodhanam