Kick Aside Obesity & Stiffness

With Yoga gaining popularity and becoming the need for the hour, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) is also diligently contributing its services in spreading the importance of this ancient art of India. In line with this, here is a new portal, ‘The Yoga Way’ for all our readers, bringing an interesting case study this time. This case study will unveil to you the preferable set of asanas and pranayama, requisite to rule out the problem under consideration. The concept has been referenced from the “The Viniyoga of Yoga” by TKV Desikachar.

Asanas refer to the positions we should practice to remain disease free. These are classified taking the spine as the reference point. On the basis of the position of the spine, the effect is obtained on the body.

According to the position of the spine, the asanas can be classified into 6 categories as depicted below:

1. SAMASTHITI:

Position of the spine: Upright/erect with back straight.

Purpose: It assists in pranayama and meditation.
 

2. PASCHIMATANA:

Position of the spine: The trunk bent forward towards the legs

Purpose: To impact the abdominal region
 

3. PURVATANA:

Position of the spine: The trunk curved backwards away from the legs

Purpose: It rectifies the chest region which otherwise stoops forward due to a sedentary lifestyle
 

4. PARSVA:

Position of the spine: The spine arched laterally on either side of the body

Purpose: It loosens the sides of our body and gives strength

 

5.PARIVRTTI:

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6. VIPARITA:

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These should be practiced daily depending upon the problems in the body. According to the need, combinations are made from the above 6 categories resulting in various yoga postures. These combinations are designed by expert yoga teachers so that a person get maximum benefits by practicing them.

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To know the sequence of the asanas which can help the person get relief from his problems, read the complete article in in Spetember’18 month of English Akhand Gyan Monthly Magazine.

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