Hernia treatment: How to treat hernia by yoga?

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Hernia disease is coming out of tissues in body in abnormal way.It can happen at any age but it happens more among those who are over 45 years old. On an average, in USA 750000 hernias and in UK 125000 hernias happen each year.Hernia happens in people of other countries also.There are several types of hernia. Such as Inguinal hernia, Femoral hernia, Umbilical hernia. Sometimes hernia tissues can be pushed into the belly. It is called reducible hernia. And sometimes hernia tissues cannot be pushed into the belly. It is called Irreducible hernia. Hernia is a serious issue but you need not to worry about it that much. Yoga poses can help you in home remedy of hernia. You will find hernia symptoms, causes of hernia , yoga for hernia treatment and diet below.

Symptoms :

Symptoms of hernia include swelling and pain in abdomen and groin .Also feeling discomfort in those areas .

Causes :

Some people have weak tissues in abdomen and groin . If that person have constipation problems or gas related problems, hernia is likely to occur. Due to pressure of gas in intestine , internal organs come out of this weak tissue and cause this swelling and hernia pain .

How to cure constipation without medication?

Yoga for hernia :

Yoga can cure this disease up to certain limit .Yoga and proper diet will cure your constipation and gas related problems. Along with this, yoga poses also strengthen muscles of abdomen. For home remedy of hernia by yoga , you can practice below asanas-

  1. Sarvangasana(Shoulder stand yoga pose)
  2. Yogamudra
  3. Pawanmuktasana (Wind relief pose)
  4. Vramana pranayama (Walking and breathing excercise)
  5. Sasangasana(Yoga Rabbit Pose)
  6. Matsyasana (Yoga Fish Pose)

Sarvangasana(Shoulder stand yoga pose) :

Sleep with front side upward on yoga mat. Then bend your two legs .Place your hands in your back and straighten your body up .Stay for 3 minutes in this position and breathe normally. Sarvanga means whole body.  In this yoga posture, almost every body parts are used. That’s why, it is called Sarvangasana. This yoga posture has several benefits. While practicing sarvangasana yoga pose, bloods will come towards head. Doing so will be beneficial for your brain, this pose will boost your memory and intelligence. Also this yoga pose will also strengthen thyroid, parathyroid ,tonsil and salivary glands.

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Yogamudra :

Sit straight on yoga mat crossing your legs .Then place two hands in your back and hold one hand with another hand .Bend your body forward and touch the ground with forehead .Breathe normally for one minute. This yoga pose has several benefits. This yoga posture will strengthen your nerves and other glands. Your liver and spleen will get proper shape by practicing yogamudra pose.

Pawanmuktasana (Wind relief pose):

Sleep with front side upward on yoga mat.  Bring your two knees near to chest .Hold it in this position and breathe normally. Then straighten your legs and relax. Pawan means wind and mukta means relieved. Generally this yoga pose helps to relief winds present in your intestine. Pawanamuktasana yoga pose has several other benefits. This yoga pose will help you in reducing belly fat and strengthening your nerves and muscles. It will also increase your hunger and cure constipation.

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Vramana pranayama (Walking and breathing excercise):

Vramana pranayama is a breathing exercise and not exactly yoga pose. You need to do following steps to do this breathing exercise. Start walking , with 4 steps inhale air and with 4 steps exhale air .After repeating this 3-4 times , inhale air with 6 steps and exhale air with 6 steps .Continue it for 4-5 minutes .Try to increase the time of inhaling and exhaling gradually. You should do this breathing exercise at morning. Vramana pranayama will strengthen your lungs and heart. This breathing exercise purifies blood. Old persons specially get more benefits from this pranayama.

Sasangasana(Yoga Rabbit Pose) :

Sit on your knees on yoga mat and keep the body straight .Then touch your knees with forehead .Move your back upward .Hold your feet with hands .Stay in this position for 3 minutes and breathe normally . Sasanga means rabbit. In this yoga pose yogi looks like rabbit. That’s why this yoga pose is called Sasangasana. Sasangasana yoga pose has several benefits. This yoga pose will strengthen your spine and nerves. It will also activate your thyroid, pituitary, tonsil glands. In this yoga pose, blood will flow towards head, which will help your brain. This posture will help children to increase height.

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Matsyasana (Yoga Fish Pose):

Sit straight with your legs crossed on yoga mat. Then sleep in this position with your front side upward. Bend your head in backward so that above portion of the head touch the ground .Hold your toes with your two hands .Stay in this position for 2 minutes and breathe normally . Matsya means fish. In this yoga pose, yogi looks similar to fish. That’s why it is called Matsyasana or Yoga Fish Pose. Matsyasana yoga pose will activate parathyroid gland .Which will increase calcium in your body and will be beneficial for bones. Also this yoga pose will make you look younger.

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Diet :

You need to maintain a healthy diet plan for home remedy of hernia by yoga.You should not fill stomach fully while eating . Vegetarian food is good for people suffering from  this disease .Water is very important in this case . Sometimes you should fast , it is good for your health .

Wish you a good health .

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