YOGA AND VERTEBRAL DISC

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The vertebral disc is a connective material between two vertebrae (cartilage fibrous). This provides a bit joint space and minor mobility. This disc also provides the space at the sides for the passage of nerves (Spinal nerves). Since it is a soft material than the bone there is a chance of compression, stretch, and the dryness because of various reasons. Especially during the Yoga practices, the chances will be more if the learning process is mechanical than a lifestyle.

Common Causes of Vertebral disc Degeneration:

  1. Poor nutritional supply
  2. Poor waste removal
  3. Acidification by lactic acid

Remedies from Yoga Lifestyle

  1. Poor Nutritional supply:
  • Sattvic diet with fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, green leaves and proteins (lentils)
  • Enough water intake, like even sipping is allowed in Yoga asana session
  • Avoid practices soon after eating (minimum of 3-4 hours of a gap).
  • Punctuality in food habits and the home food is mandatory.
  • A tablespoon quantity of Ghee or liquid butter, olive oil, mustard oil can assist in humidification.

 

  1. Poor waste removal
  • Avoid holding the wastes in long journeys. Plan accordingly without negative emotions.
  • Avoid artificial climates like using air conditioner, heaters
  • Regular manual work is recommended than using equipment in daily life.
  • Yoga kriyas (cleansing techniques) are mandatory. These cleanse the physical body (Jalaneti, Vamana dhauti, Shankha prakshalana), breath (Kapalabhati, Agnisara) and mind (Trataka).
  1. Acidification by lactic acid
  • Use breath, liquid as much as possible for cleaning the body.
  • Encourage fluid intake as water, juices, fruits, liquid food.
  • Have the habit of Ginger, Tulasi, etc., herbs as first food of the day.
  • Reduce consumption of alcohol, coffee, salt, smoking, etc.,

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