Which health problems can
be treated with Yoga?
Therapeutic Yoga provides relief from chronic health problems.
Guruji's innovations with props has made yoga the answer for all
kinds of medical problems.
Some of the chronic ailments for which people have benefited from
Yoga Practice are:
a) Skeleto-muscular Disorders : Arthritis
of the knee, shoulder, Cervical Spondylosis, Lower back pain,
Slipped Disc, Ankylosing Spondylosis and Sciatica Pain.
b) Circulatory Disorders : Heart problems,
Relief from Angina pain, Hypertension, Circulatory problems in
c) Digestive Disorders : Constipation,
Acidity, Flatulence, Diabetes, Colitis, Hiatus Hernia.
d) Respiratory Disorders : Asthma, Sinusitis
and Bronchitis. Nervous Disorders : Headache and Migraine.
People who are HIV positive are finding an improvement in the
quality of life after Iyengar Yoga. There are special classes
for such people in USA and France. Special centres are also teaching
for drug addicts.
Can Yoga be practiced by
Yoga can be practiced by women of all ages. Women can practice
asanas and pranayama even during menstruation and pregnancy but
the practice needs to be restricted and modified.
Certain asanas are extremely helpful for a women's physiology
especially to over come menstrual disorders. It also helps to
withstand the physiological and emotional changes accompanying
Yoga practice during pregnancy is beneficial to the mother as
well as the baby. It helps the mother to have an easy delivery
and good nourishment to the growing baby. Many countries have
special pre-natal classes for pregnant women. However it is advisable
to practice under the guidance and advice of an experienced teacher.
Many women now prefer yoga to Hormone Replacement Therapy.