For yoga remedy to be absolutely efficient, the preliminary remedy ought to be ideally completed away from dwelling in a yogashram. At dwelling, it might not be attainable to chill out deeply, and rigidity slows down the therapeutic. Also, at dwelling, the circumstances that created the well being issues within the first place, are nonetheless there and should counter yoga’s results. The peaceable environment of an ashram routinely relaxes the inmates.

Healing can be enhanced if the yogashram is within the mountains, surrounded by greenery. At such a spot, not solely will the comfort and oxygenation of the physique tissues be higher, the focus of prana would be the most. It has been seen that 300 cubic ft of the mountain air accommodates 5,000 models of prana towards 50 models of this power in a metropolis workplace. Sea shore and riverbanks are the subsequent finest various.

At dwelling, one can’t spare a lot time for yogic practices. Mostly, individuals spend about an hour on yoga, and that too doing solely Hatha Yoga, i.e. asanas, pranayamas and occasional satkarma. But Hatha Yoga doesn’t comprise all the follow of yoga; it’s simply part of this technique. Hatha Yoga is supposed to rectify faults solely within the gross bodily physique. But we’re way more than only a physique.

According to yoga and psychology, aside from the bodily physique, we have now a aware, unconscious and unconscious thoughts. A well being drawback can begin from any of those three. However, it manifests on the bodily physique as that’s the solely facet that may be seen. Therefore, except the foundation trigger is corrected, the resultant ailment can’t be cured.

Freeing the thoughts of a deep-rooted fault might not be achieved by way of one yoga. The historical yogis realized that and developed different yogas, primarily Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of devotion), Raja Yoga (the yoga of focus and meditation), Karma Yoga (yoga of motion, the place one does bodily labour without anticipating any materials positive aspects) and Gyana Yoga (the yoga of enquiry) to do this. Therefore, it’s crucial to practise all of them, no less than to start with. People without any illnesses additionally profit from them because it clears their psyche of all undesirable previous impressions that would lead to a illness later.

According to Swami Satyananda Saraswati, it’s crucial to practise all of the 4 yogas. He says that if one doesn’t practise “Karma Yoga, you’ll expertise frustration and disappointments and the ensuing reactions in life; if you don’t practise Bhakti Yoga, passions will rise excessive; if you don’t practise Raja Yoga, your thoughts can be leaping like a drunken monkey; if you don’t practise Gyna Yoga, you received’t know why you’re practising all this stuff; and if you don’t practise Hatha Yoga, you might not be in a position to follow any of them.”

In the yogashram, all the day is full of varied different yogas apart from the 4 primary ones. They are: Nada Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Tantra Yoga. Each yoga caters to one facet of the human character and collectively they deal with the whole character making the practitioner really feel uniquely calm, elated, healed and invigorated. It is as if one will get a contemporary physique and thoughts. Everybody ought to expertise the ashram life to understand how great the impact of actual yoga is. The feeling can’t be described in phrases. One has to expertise it to imagine it.

The historical smart of India knew the worth of mixed yoga and made guidelines such that individuals practised them from childhood. At the tender age of seven or eight, each little one was despatched to a gurukul, i.e. the abode of a guru. There, whereas studying their future skilled expertise, the kids had been made to do yoga. For Gyana Yoga, they studied scriptures; for Raja Yoga, they meditated and practised asanas and pranayamas; for Bhakti Yoga, they carried out spiritual rituals corresponding to yagnyas and for Karma Yoga, it was exhausting bodily labour. Whether one was a prince or a pauper, he was made to do varied chores corresponding to gardening, chopping wooden, drawing water from wells, tending to cattle, and many others. All these yogas, together with the strict disciplined life, went a great distance in constructing their well being and character. According to the Vedas, the Vedic man’s lifespan was no less than 100 years, they usually spent the second half of their life alone within the forest, catering to their very own varied wants. Such a life-style signifies their bodily and psychological power. It is a far cry from modern occasions, when after a sure age, we can’t do without medication, hospitals, docs, nurses and attendants.

Ideally, all yogas ought to be completed every single day, though in shorter variations. But if that’s not attainable, one ought to go to the yogashram periodically. Those who do this discover it useful in remaining in the perfect of their well being and face the challenges of life with equanimity. According to my Guruji, it’s like recharging one’s inside battery to face up to the vagaries of dwelling in complicated society.


◾ Cycling

◾ Leg lock

◾ Side rolling

◾ Shavasana for 10 breaths

◾Eka pada pranamasana

◾ Natavara

◾ Shavasana for 10 breaths

◾Surya Namaskara

◾ Shavasana (20 breaths per spherical)


◾ Shashankasana

◾ Matsyasana

◾ Pascimottanasana

◾ Ardha Matsyendrasana

◾ Shavasana for 10 breaths

◾ Nadi Sodhana pranayama

◾ Bhramari

◾ Kapalbhati

◾ Sambhavi

◾ Jalandhara bandha

◾ Moola bandha

◾ Meditation for 15-20 minutes


Vajrasana for no less than 10 minutes




Yoga Nidra





◾ Fruits that embrace the color yellow, corresponding to papaya

◾ Almonds

◾ Walnuts

◾ Sprouts

◾ Seeds


◾ Rice or millet

◾ Moong daal or fish or each

◾ One leafy inexperienced vegetable

◾ One yellow vegetable

◾ One water vegetable (squash or gourd)

◾ Buttermilk

◾ Mouth freshener (saunf, ajwain, laung or cardamom)

◾ Have some sort of fruit half an hour after lunch


◾ Rice or millet

◾ Moong daal or fish or each in much less amount

◾ Dessert

◾ Milk, banana, honey, nutmeg, anjeer, kishmish or dates

◾ Mouth freshner


1. Yoga ought to be practised on an empty abdomen. Food will be taken 10 minutes after the completion of the routine.

2. Use a folded blanket or rug for yoga follow. No smooth spongy mattress or mat ought to be used as they don’t present the wanted assist to your again.

3. Face the east. Even while you lie down, your head ought to be in the direction of that route.

4. Wear unfastened cotton garments. Tight or artificial ones limit correct oxygenation of the system.

5. Avoid plastic neti pot and non-stick pan to warmth the water.

6. No microwave for any heating. The nutritional vitamins could stay intact however the prana can be gone.

7. Follow the proper sequence for practising.

(Bijoylaxmi Hota is a famous built-in yoga therapist whose books promote internationally. This has been extracted from her latest guide, Yoga for Super Immunity)