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Asanas For reconditioning The Nervous System

The brain & the spinal cord along with the nerves emanating constitute the nervous system of the body. The nervous system is divided into two main systems; the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. The brain keeps the body in order. 

Its main job is to get the information from the body and send out instructions. Peripheral nervous system consists of all other neural elements. Cranial nerves, spinal nerves & many other micro nerves start in the rear of the backbone & spread through a nerves net work & terminate in the brain. A healthy central nervous system (brain and spine), healthy glands and healthy internal organs are the secret of vitality and rejuvenation & enable one to remain level headed in stressful situations. The power & activeness of the body depends on the power & activeness of the brain. Yogasanasa, Pranayama & Meditation contribute a lot for maintaining a healthy, active & powerful brain. The following sets of four Asanas are very helpful to pump in blood to the brain & the spinal cord in extra quantity & add energy for all round development of the body & the mind.



UTTANPADASANA 30 DEGREES

Lie flat on your back on the mat with legs straight. Place the arms close to the body with the palms facing downwards. Make sure the whole body is relaxed.

Inhale & raise your legs off the floor to 30 degrees, just two feet above the floor. Hold it there for minimum ten counts or according to your body capacity. Then while exhaling, bring the legs back to the floor.

NAUKASANA (Same lying down position)

Now extend your arms over the head. Take deep breath & lift your arms, shoulders and head from one side and lift both the legs right from thighs from the other side just few inches above the floor. Raising the body from both sides should look like the shape of a boat. Hold it there for some time.

URDHVANAUKASANA

Now from second Asana (Naukasana), you are coming into Urdhvanaukasana. Without any jerk or sudden force, inhale; gently sit up on your hips with arms up in the front. In this position, you are extending the arms in the front & legs are upward. Hold it there for some time.

DRONASANA

From the third Asana you are coming into Dronasana. Just hold the legs & try to touch the knees with the forehead. Hold it there for some time. Then relax. Repeat the set of these four Asanas 3-5 times.

NOTE
If you feel shakiness in the legs or your nervous system is weak, you can take support of the wall for all these Asanas. Those suffering from hypertension, heart disease, spondilitis & people who have been operated on abdomen should consult an expert before practicing it.

Courtesy: Dr. Rita Khanna
Aum Shanti

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