wellbeing

Off THYROID medication for 1.5 years and still going strong…

A medical misconception that is very much believed by everyone is that: ‘once you start taking medicines for stabilizing your thyroid level, there is no turning the clock back’. You are stuck with popping in that pill for the rest of your life. Well! This myth was proved false by one of my dedicated students, …

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Yoga for Hypothyroidism…Priya is off Hypothyroidism Medication

Individuals afflicted with hypothyroidism should follow the series of the upcoming blogs to bring this condition under control. In the year 2002, a swollen neck region was the first indication that Priya Gupta needed some conclusive test to diagnose the origin. Hypothyroidism was the definite conclusion. She was put on medication and it was declared …

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Criticality of ‘Retaining’ vs ‘Holding’ of Breath in Pranayama

‘No physical exercise can even have one hundredth of the efficacy of Pranayama’– state the traditional yogic scriptures. I believed the statement in its complete entirety yet failed to reach even close to that enthrallment with my own practice of Pranayama. It turned out more of a ‘stress’ than a ‘stress relieving tool’ for me. …

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Sirshasana restricts ‘Chest Breathing’ & instinctively activates ‘Abdominal Breathing’

The practitioners, who have mastered Sirshasana, in its minutest can relate to this title. For the rest, it can remain a captivating dream until they reach the desired pinnacle of precision. Research shows the profound positive impact of ‘Abdominal Breathing’, on our living. Conscious application of this ‘Abdominal Breathing’ seems to be the need of …

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Controlling High BP with YOGA

I sat him down comfortably and started him off on basic breathing exercises. We commenced with ‘AUM’ chanting, followed by Chandrabhedan breathing, Ujjayi breathing, Nadi Shodhan Kriya and concluded with Bhramari Rechak. We ended the session with 10 rounds of ‘AUM’ chanting.

Upon taking his BP after the session, his BP was down to 145/80. Both of us sighed with relief. His BP at the time of writing this blog is 139/68