Role of Pranayama in Yogic Management of Vata Diseases


Authors : Ananya Gupta; Ramesh Kumar; Dr. Nidhish Kumar Yadav

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6990372

Abstract : At present an astonishing awareness of health and natural remedies by Yoga and Pranayama has been observed in the population of the whole world, which has proved to be an effective way of improving health apart from prevention and management of diseases.Along with the increasing scientific researches of yoga, the search for its medical aspects is also continuing.On the basis of important studies related to the balancing of Vata doshas, management of Vata diseases and its effects on physical health of Pranayama, it was found that the practice Pranayama, besides being an efficient practice in the treatment of Vata diseases, has proved to be very beneficial for the physical health of the person besides maintaining the Vata dosha in a balanced state.Currently, among the alternative therapies for treating Vata diseases, yoga management is the most popular way to treat Vata diseases naturally and balance Vata dosha. Pranayama has been exclusively discussed in the yogic methods of management of Vata diseases in the major yogic scriptures such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Hath Ratnavali, Asan Pranayama Mudra Bandha, and Gherand Samhita. Under which the place of Bhastrika Pranayama and Suryabhedi Pranayama is prominent due to the Vata balancing benefits obtained from them. Hence the importance of Pranayama has been clarified under the Yoga Shastras to emerge from these conditions naturally and to balance the Vata Dosha (Mallinson, 2004; Muktibodhananda, 2012; (Gharote, Devnath, & Jha, 2002). Suryabhedi and Bhastrika Pranayama are considered to be the best for the management of Vata doshas among the different types of Pranayama described under the major Hatha Yogic texts.Therefore, in the present research study, a descriptive study of the role of Pranayama in the management of Vata diseases has been done on the basis of major Yoga texts.

Keywords : Vata dosha, Yoga , Pranayama, Health.

At present an astonishing awareness of health and natural remedies by Yoga and Pranayama has been observed in the population of the whole world, which has proved to be an effective way of improving health apart from prevention and management of diseases.Along with the increasing scientific researches of yoga, the search for its medical aspects is also continuing.On the basis of important studies related to the balancing of Vata doshas, management of Vata diseases and its effects on physical health of Pranayama, it was found that the practice Pranayama, besides being an efficient practice in the treatment of Vata diseases, has proved to be very beneficial for the physical health of the person besides maintaining the Vata dosha in a balanced state.Currently, among the alternative therapies for treating Vata diseases, yoga management is the most popular way to treat Vata diseases naturally and balance Vata dosha. Pranayama has been exclusively discussed in the yogic methods of management of Vata diseases in the major yogic scriptures such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Hath Ratnavali, Asan Pranayama Mudra Bandha, and Gherand Samhita. Under which the place of Bhastrika Pranayama and Suryabhedi Pranayama is prominent due to the Vata balancing benefits obtained from them. Hence the importance of Pranayama has been clarified under the Yoga Shastras to emerge from these conditions naturally and to balance the Vata Dosha (Mallinson, 2004; Muktibodhananda, 2012; (Gharote, Devnath, & Jha, 2002). Suryabhedi and Bhastrika Pranayama are considered to be the best for the management of Vata doshas among the different types of Pranayama described under the major Hatha Yogic texts.Therefore, in the present research study, a descriptive study of the role of Pranayama in the management of Vata diseases has been done on the basis of major Yoga texts.

Keywords : Vata dosha, Yoga , Pranayama, Health.

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