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Asanas for Health Problems

Part III - Health problems which respond well to Hatha Yoga

Please read Part I first: . For optimum health improvement, yoga asanas should always be combined with nutritional support and/or herbal remedies as it is done in Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India. All asanas should be mastered gradually without undue strain. Never ignore pain, over-stretch, attempt pranayama (breath retention) exercises without proper guidance, or go against the advice of your doctor or medical professional.

Affliction Beneficial Hatha Yoga Postures
Abdominal problems: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Uddiyana Bandha, Nauli, Mayurasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana.
Accumulation of fat: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Uddiyana Bandha, Nauli, Mayurasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana.
Anemia: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Uttanasana, Paschimottasana, Savasana,
Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama, Ujjayi-Pranayama.
Appendicitis: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Paschimottasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Maha-Mudra, Uttanasana, Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama (without retention).
Arthritis: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Bharadwajasana, Marichyasana, Ustrasana,
Urdhva-Dhanurasana.
Asthma:
Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Paschimottasana, Uttanasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Salabhasana, Maha-Mudra, Dhanurasana, Padmasana, Virasana,
Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama (without retention), Uddiyana, Ujjayi-Pranayama.
Back pain: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Paschimottasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Marichyasana, Malasana, Salabhasana, Dhanurasana, Maha-Mudra, Mandalasana, Pasasana.
Brain functions: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Paschimottasana, Uttanasana, Bhastrika,
Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama, Sitali-Pranayama.
Bronchitis: Sirsasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Bhujangasana, Gomukhasana, Paschimottasana, Marichyasana, Padmasansa, Maha-Mudra, Virasana, Yoganidrasana, Ustrasana, Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama, Surya-Bhedana-Pranayama, Ujjayi-Pranayama (all pranayamas without retention).
Colics:
Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Uttanasana, Navasana, Vitrasana, Uddiyana,
Maha-Mudra.
Constipation: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Uttanasana, Paschimottasana, Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama.
Diabetes: Sirsasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Paschimottasana, Sarvangasana, Maha-Mudra, Virasana, Marichyasana, Salabhasana, Dhanurasana, Hamsasana,
Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama, Uddiyana, Nauli.
Diarrhea: Salamba Sirsasana, Salamba Sarvangasana, Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama (without retention).
Dyspepsia: Sirsasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Navasana, Paschimottanasana, Yoganidrasana, Salabasna, Mayurasana, Dhanurasana, Uddiyana.
Eye weakness: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Uttanasana, Paschimottasana, Trataka, Sitali, Savasana, Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama.
Flatulence / Indigestion: Sirsasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Navasana, Paschimottanasana, Yoganidrasana, Salabasna, Mayurasana, Dhanurasana, Uddiyana.
Headache: Salamba Sirsasana, Salamba Sarvangasana, Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama (without retention), Halasana, Uttanasana, Paschimottanasana, Savasana.
Heart dilation: Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama (without retention).
Hypertension: Paschimottasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Halasana, Virasana, Siddhasana, Padmasana, Savasana, Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama, Ujjayi-Pranayama, Meditation.
Hypotension: Halasana, Karnapidasana, Paschimottasana, Virasana, Savasana, Siddhasana, Padmasana, Salamba Sirsasana, Salamba Sarvangasana,
Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama.
Immune-system support: Maha-Mudra, Sirsasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Yoganidrasana, Uddiyana, Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama.
Kidney support: Sirsasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Salabhasana, Dhanurasana, Paschimottasana, Marichyasana, Mulabandhasana, Yoganidrasana, Kapotasana, Uddiyana, Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama.
Memory loss: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Paschimottasana, Uttanasana, Bhastrika,
Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama, Sitali-Pranayama.
Nervousness: Siddhasana, Padmasanana, Nadi-Sodhana-Pranayama, Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Paschimottasana, Uttanasana, Meditation.
Stomach acidity / Gastritis: Sirsasana, Janu-Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Navasana, Paschimottanasana, Yoganidrasana, Salabasna, Mayurasana, Dhanurasana, Uddiyana.
Thyroid support: Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Maha-Mudra, Shalabhasana, Matsyasana.

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