Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Effective Tips for Back Pain Relief

Nowadays back pain becomes a very common word for most of the people who is living so called Modern Life. These Modern people don’t like to do physical work. So, in the result we are getting weak body and low energy level. The following article lists some simple and effective methods that will help you reduce back pain. This article can give you an insight into everything you've ever wanted to know about relief for back pain.

Back pain is often a sign of injury or some underlying problem related to your spine – its bones, muscles, and other soft tissues. It could interrupt your work, routine, and your daily activities. It may even affect your normal lifestyle.

Fortunately back pain can be managed by using some simple treatment method in the beginning. In fact, most of episodes last from a few days to a few weeks and rarely do they last more than three months. If they do, then you are advised to consult a doctor or Qualified Yoga Therapist since pain may just be a symptom of a far more serious injury or disorder. Yoga can help not only to manage back pain but it also work on other aspect of disorder.

Some of the cases we find all the test reports showing normality, doctor also treating for a long time but in vain. In this type of case main problem is not lying in the spine, but back pain is just a symptom of other underlying chronic problem.

Back pain may be related to Digestive problem or Constipation. Chronic constipation slowly start damaging spine. It is completely out of thinking in medical science in case of male. And in case of female, main problem may not be in back or in spine. It may related to disturbed menstruation or other Gynecological problem, which is ignored for a long time.

So, before starting treatment once think wisely to overlook all the aspect of the problem and then try to treat the root cause of the problem. Then definitely gets fast & better result.
In most cases, certain pain management methods may be used to achieve back pain relief. The treatment could range from use of nonprescription drugs to massage therapies and traditional remedies like acupuncture and yoga. Below are some of the popular methods used for lower back pain relief:

1. Yoga:
Many people believe that rest is best for a painful back, but actually, what your back really needs. Regular Yoga practice in the guidance of Qualified Yoga Therapist relieves back pain by strengthening and stretching the muscles that support the spine and helps to prevent future injury. If your back pain is not chronic or spine is not damage enough, then you can try some Asanas which I referring here but again I advised before trying it consult a Qualified Yoga Therapist for proper advice.

If you do not know of any, you can always ask your Yoga Therapist for reference. There are also movement therapies to develop proper posture. To manage pain, you may do any of the following:

• Walk short distances slowly
• Stretch and do flexibility exercises
2. Losing Weight:
Losing weight can also be a back pain relief. This is because being overweight can make the ache get worse. You also have to get your muscles in better shape and improving your postures when sitting, standing or sleeping.Remember, if your head is not in line with your body it is like having a 15-pound weight constantly pulling you forward, which can strain the neck and shoulders. Standing and sitting with good posture help to keep your back healthy and fit.
Wrong posture creating stress in your back which can be cause of back pain.

3. Hot and cold Pads:
The person should apply hot and cold pads over the injured area. Do this for up to 20 minutes several times every day. This will help relax the muscles and increase blood flow, speeding up recovery. Warm baths are excellent for relieving mild backaches. If still not getting relief after two to three days of hot and cold treatment then contact your doctor or Qualified Yoga Therapist.

4. Massage Therapy:
Studies have shown that massage therapy is more effective than both chiropractic and acupuncture for relieving pain due to muscle spasms. The benefits of massage therapy include improved circulation, which helps alleviate muscle soreness; muscle relaxation, which helps muscles move without pain; and increased endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Beginners Yoga : A Complete Guide

Yoga is a complete life style & in starting it’s challenging discipline for beginners. The Asanas, or postures are slow and steady and are not meant to be painful, but this does not mean that they are not challenging.

Definatin of Yogasanas “Sthiram sukham aasanam”, meaning ‘the position which is comfortable and steady.’ Never extend yourself too much to cause discomfort. With practice, you should see yourself relaxing into the stretches with ease.

Some people doing it through learning from television or net, there is nothing wrong with this, but it’s helpful or good for healthy people only. If you are suffering from any chronic ailments and diseases such as stomach ulcer, tuberculosis, depression, blood pressure, heart problem, backache or any other ailments don’t start practice yourself, it may be increase your problem and you will not get the benefits of it. So, consult a Qualified Yoga Therapist before starting any practices, otherwise result may be more painful.

In the starting you may not be able to attain some postures, so don’t try to stretch too much or even not give jerk to reach into final posture, it’s may pull you muscles or give pain. Just remember that doing the every postures systematic are important, performing them absolutely perfectly is not the goal of Yoga. Yoga is not just an exercise; Asanas releases mental tensions by dealing with them on the physical level. The result is the release of dormant energy, the body becomes full of vitality and strength, the mind becomes light, creative, joyful and balanced.

For beginners there are a few tips when starting Yoga sessions.
o Select well-ventilated and less furnished room for practice.
o Use blanket of natural material for the practice as it will act like as an insulator between the body and the earth, Yoga mats also can be use if blanket it not available or convenient.
o Make sure you take a warm, relaxing shower and that you wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to stretch easily.
o Turn off your phone and don’t answer the door, you need peace and quiet.
o Turn the lights low (or you can do it in the sunlight), whatever suits you.
o During practice do not use fans and air conditioner unless it is extremely hot.
o Release all thoughts; it’s good or bad doesn’t matter; before the practice & relaxed yourself by Chanting any Santi Mantra.
You may use this mantra:

शांति मंत्रा
ऊं सहना ववतु
सहनौ भुनक्तु
सहविर्यम् करवावहे
तेजस्विना वधीतम् अस्तु
मा विद विशावहै
ऊं शांति शांति शांति

These tips make it easier for you as a beginner in yoga.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Yoga in Modern Society.....

"Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow." -Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga gained popularity throughout world as an Alternative Therapy. Physical and mental Therapy is one of Yoga's most important achievements if it's practiced systematically and properly. Yogic practices find so successful and result oriented as an Alternative Therapy in management of Anger, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Backache, Blood Pressure, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, Fatigue, Hypertension, Stress and other Chronic ailments where modern science helpless.

Regular systematic Yoga practice with Qualified Yoga Teacher helps to keep all the muscles, internal organs and body systems, especially the endocrine and circulatory system, remain healthy and function properly. And it also promotes health even in an unhealthy.

The practice of asana integrates and harmonizes between body and mind. Both body and mind carry and creating tension or knots. Every mental knot is related to muscles also. Muscular knots can occur anywhere in the body: tightness of the neck as cervical spondylitis, the back as sciatica, etc. The practices of asana regularly help to releases these knots. Asana releases mental tensions by dealing with them on the physical level. The result is the release of dormant energy, the body becomes full of vitality and strength, the mind becomes light, creative, joyful and balanced. Health is getting redefined as wellness: it’s no longer enough to be free of illness only; wellness is a state of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Yoga is the ultimate tool for evolution of body, mind, spirit & personality. It affects all levels of well-being from subtle to gross & that's making it superior to any other form of exercises. Yoga is the most comprehensive way towards well-being you can adopt.