Patient with old ailment cured through Yoga therapy at TMBS Punjab Sports University
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Yoga is a powerful tool for reducing physical and mental ailments. Yoga techniques help strengthen the back and spinal muscles, such as the paraspinal muscles that help bend your spine, the multi-facet joint that helps to stabilize your vertebrae, and the erector spinae, which help us to support our lower back and keep our spine strong.
The students of Master of Yoga are trained Yoga therapy at Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University, Patiala. Some students are interested in a career in Yoga therapy and are practicing in this field under the supervision of the teacher which are treating various group of patients.
After hearing this, Samar (Credentials modified), a security guard who visited University campus, seeking cure for his problems at yoga department. Samar had been experiencing back pain for last two& half years, and his muscles were stiff as a consequence. In additional to this, he was suffering from Insomnia. It was probably related to the nature of their work and their abnormal routine of having a nap while sitting or No sleep at night. Samar, who was unable to sleep for two years, said that his health was deteriorating. Sometimes he tried to relax by taking sleeping medications during the day, but it was in futile. Samar’s body was in extreme pain, and his mind was depressed.
Dr. Charu Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Yoga after observing the symptoms (Hypertension, body pain, joint cramps, and indications of sedative adverse effects such as slow talking and tiredness) led to a decision to try the integrated Holistic approach.
Under this model, psychotherapy and yoganidra are also used along with yoga to treat mental illnesses. A collective strategy was made by keeping in view the situation of Samar. Sachin Aggarwal, student of TMBSPSU, Yoga department says- “Bhramari Pranayama was necessary for Samar for two reasons- One is for detoxification in counter to sedative drugs and blood purification.” Sachin Aggarwal treated his back problem by giving points of the waist, massage, some common exercises of the waist (Pawanmuktasana, Merkatasana, Balasana, Shalabhasana etc.).
Sachin Sharma,student of Master Yoga (final year) says – “Most of the physical diseases are psychosomatic in nature.The root of about 90 percent of diseases in the body lies in the mind. That’s why it was also necessary to remove Samar’s frustrations, he needed anemotional touch.” After getting caring attention, Samar’s mind was relaxed. After a week of Yoga practices, the exercise of Yoga-Nidra was done. Samar got a short nap of sleep on the first day itself, for which he had been waiting for two years.
Samar is very happy and relaxed now and living his life while following his yoga routine. Gen.(Dr.) J. S. Cheema, the Chancellor of the University, says that “The Yogic-Counselling model is being developed in the university through combining various practices of Yoga, Yoganidra and Counselling and it is definitely going to improve the physical and mental health of the general public.”