Remain Young and Maintain Your Liver by Yoga
Liver, Spleen, Kidney, Intestine and Stomach are four of the most important integrated organ systems of the body. Like other crucial organs, they also serve unique functions in an integrated way. Medically speaking, the Liver is classified as a gland, the largest gland in Human Machine. It is also associated with many functions, directly and indirectly. The liver helps us doing 500 or more distinct roles, each role is very delicate and unique. If you want to remain healthy and productive throughout life, you have to practice the following Yoga: Pranayama, Uddiyan, Shayana Paschimottason, Halasana, Pavanmuktasana, Shirshana, Surya Namaskar, Sarvangasana and Ustrasana. After you make the mastery over Yoga and Pranayama, your Liver, Spleen, Lungs, Respiratory System, Heart, Blood, Stomach and Digestive mechanism will immensely improve. Your immunity power will be strengthened, aging will decline. Girls will remain girls after becoming women. Of course, do not forget to eat organ friendly foods.
Liver, Spleen, Kidney, Intestine and Stomach are four of the most important organs of the body. Like other crucial organs, they also serve unique functions in an integrated way; they are linked together like the Engine of a complicated Machine. Actually, Human Body 1000 times more complicated than a man-made machine. In the Yogic Science, these organs belong to the glands of Agni (fire); Ayurveda calls them Ranjakagni, that is, color bile. To begin with, the liquid form of digested foods is driven by the system to the Liver and Spleen for their rectification and transformation into the blood with the help of internal secretions of coloring bile.
Our readers should be happy to know that the Liver is one of the most important organs of the body. It serves many crucial, dedicated and unique purposes to keep our body fit and smooth. Among all these functions, its main function within our digestive system is to process the nutrients absorbed from the small intestine. We should also know that bile comes out of the Liver and secreted into the small intestine. This also plays an important role in digesting our fat. Bottom of Form
Shirshasana (Head Standing Pose)
In Sanskrit, it means standing on the head, that is, Head Standing Pose sometimes called Sirsasana. Yoga is one of the best Asanas. It is of an exceptional pose with many benefits but there are some precautions before you venture to do it. First, sit on your knees in front of a wall, place both your hands in an interlocked finger position on the ground in front of you. You may keep your hands on a soft cotton towel. Now place your head in between the interlocked palms, while both elbows rest on the ground and keep your angular pressure; now raise your legs slowly above with the support of the fingers and elbows. Now you stand straight on your head, upside down. Do not worry, on your back, there is the wall to save in case you lose your balance. For beginners, do not try to stand straight on the head, do place your backside on the wall, and then gradually come back to the original position after 2 to 3 minutes. Inhale and exhale normally. After a couple of weeks, you will be able to do it perfectly. Another suggestion is that you and your friends can do it with the collective support of the legs in a playground, rather than doing in the room.
For a healthy schoolgirl, this great Shirshasana can be practiced for 5 to 6 minutes in winter, and 3 to 4 minutes in summer. Young men can do it for a slightly higher duration. Girls must not do it during Menstrual Period, because during this period, girls feel both mental and physical pains.
Sick and weak people can do it at best for 2 to 3 minutes depending on your body resistance and pattern. But people suffering from Heart Disease, Blood Pressure, Coronary Thrombosis, Eye and Ear Diseases are strictly prohibited to do this Head Standing Pose (Shirshasana). In any case, you have to do it in an Empty Stomach.
In terms of modern computers, Head is the capital of our Body Kingdom. Head is the Control Panel of all of our actions- to smell, to see, to speak, to hear, to feel, to love, to learn, to decide and all. It is the core decision-maker of all actions relating to nerves, higher glands, mind, thinking, intellect, memory, love, aptitude all and also our ego. Our “Integrity” and “Sense of Proportions” are also maintained by the Brain highly protected in the Head by the skull. If only a single part of the Brain gets inadequate blood supply, the whole body undergoes an imbalance or derangement just as if a small IC becomes faulty in a Computer Hard Disk. When you practice Shirshasana, all the blood from different parts of the body rushes to the Head from which all the glands, nerves and cells of the Brain collect their nutrition. Those who do it regularly except during sickness, their Body Mind Soul are able to keep in equilibrium such that you remain in Perfect Health- Mental and Physical.
According to Yoga Science, there are at least 10 great glands inside the Brain. Modern Endocrinology so far suggests to us only a few of them such as Pituitary and the Pineal glands etc. However, those who practice Shirshasana will never become a victim of nervous diseases. More specifically, those who suffer from Pyorrhoea, Myopia, Vertigo, Hysteria, Neuralgia, excessive Nocturnal emission (Wet Dreams), Constipation, Indigestion, Liver and Spleen diseases will get good relief by practicing the Masataka Mudra (Head Standing Pose). Finally, Shirshasana also helps people optimize their normal sexual life.
Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
Surya Namaskar, Surya Pranam is a Sanskrit term. It means Saluting the Sun, so Sun Salutation is its English name. It is actually a composite sequence of 12 linked Asanas. The set of 12 asanas is dedicated to the Greatest Nature God, Surya, or the Sun for whom life on Earth exists, the trees and plants release Oxygen, inhale Carbon Dioxide; we animals inhale Oxygen and exhale Carbon Dioxide. We shall deal in detail with these 12 Yoga positions Asanas other articles. These 12 Yoga Asanas are linked to 12 different Mantras (Sanskrit Chanting). These 12 Yogasanas are as follows:
Pranamasana (Prayer Pose), Hasta Padasana (Standing Forward Bend Pose), Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Low Lunge Pose), Hasta Uttanasana (Raised Arms Pose), Chaturanga Dandasana (Plank Pose), Ashtanga Namaskara (Eight Limbed Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose), Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Low Lunge Pose), Hasta Padasana (Standing Forward Bend), Hasta Uttanasana (Raised Arms Pose), Pranamasana (Prayer Pose)
We shall specialize here only on one pose. The standing pose with an empty stomach. It is always better to gain more from Surya Namaskar if you do it in the morning than in the evening. However, if you do not find time in the morning, you may do it in the evening. Stand up straight looking towards Eastside, then raise both hands above your head in Namaste position. First, inhale to the full, then start exhaling while bending backward as much as you can with folded hands extended backward in Namaste palms. Your lungs are empty, stand in this pose for 10 to 15 seconds (if you can), then gradually get straight while slowly inhaling. Your legs are at a comfortable gap of 12 inches. Then move for a few seconds in your surroundings, and again repeat the feat. In this way, you should practice 5 times at least.
- Helps lose weight.
- Maintenance of Liver and Stomach functions.
- Better digestive system.
- Glowing skin.
- Ensures regular menstrual cycle for girls.
- Brings down blood sugar level.
- Reduces anxiety.
- Improves mental health.
- Helps your body detox.
- Battles insomnia.
- Emotional maturity.
- Psychological maturity.
- Girls and boys in the student phase get effective brainpower.
- Improvement of Liver, Pancreas, Spleen, Kidney, Stomach, thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands.
Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)
It is a simple Asana with multiple benefits. Stand on your knees on a soft bed with no gap between the legs. Then gradually bend your body towards the backside, catch the ankles with respective hands. The body becomes almost half-circle and the hands as pillars. Remain in that position for 10 to 15 seconds, then return to the original position slowly. Take a few seconds recession, and repeat again. Do this for 3 to 5 times. Then a few seconds Savasana.
This Asana improves your Digestion power, strengthens the nerves and muscles, and keeps youthfulness and defers aging.