branisa88 said: Hello sir, I have a problem with swallowing, namely the Globus Hystericus (lump in throat). I have this problem since childhood when I choked, and it remained to this day, sometimes less sometimes more expressed, and because of that have a variety of other social phobias mostly. Which mudras, yoga positions and breathing techniques you recommend for fear of swallowing? Thanks a lot!!!
You must practice Shankh Mudra (Conch Mudra) for 10 minutes each in the morning and evening. The instructions are provided in the link. The other practice that is highly recommended for you is Simha Mudra. As the description of it is not available on this blog, I am referring a video on YouTube which will help you learn it (Video link). Simha mudra will remove all the psychological barriers. Simha means lion. Visualize yourself as one and gradually all your fears will dissipate.
My guru always reminded the students to close their eyes while practicing the yoga pose. The beginners were given some leeway for first month as they needed some visual guidance by looking at advanced students.
The ritual of closing the eyes brings depth and perfection in your practice. The benefits that you can derive are listed
- Closing the eyes immediately shifts the focus from outside to inside
- As you progress, you start noticing small misalignments in the joints giving you opportunity to adjust them for a balanced pose. These misalignments are observed around wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, claves, gluteus and thoracic vertebrae. Adjusting your posture helps in preventing injuries and inflammation.
- You are able to maintain the weight equally on the feet and torso aligned at correct angle to the floor; which remains elusive with open eyes.
- Closing the eyes saves energy. Eyes are the biggest source of energy dissipation. Closing them helps in using the energy for breath and stance awareness.
- Closing the eyes also helps in sustaining the pose for longer duration.
with thoughts of for/against.
Be at peace and remain happily in yourself,
the essence of joy."
— Ashtavakra Gita
babu7772 said: Hi, my father has been suffering from normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) for 18 months. He is 58 years old. we are taking Homeopathi Treatment. Can you please tell me any mudras or any natural cure treatments for him. Thank you for your help!
I had no prior knowledge of this condition. I researched extensively upon your query and found a link that may be useful for your father’s condition
The content of this page is about a person who cured herself by potassium supplementation. Even, in homeopathic treatment, the doctor might have given potassium based tincture or tissue salt.
— Ambrose Bierce
skl7282 said: Thank you for the advice last time, Himanshu. I got a pelvic checkup & there was no issue. I am 5'6" tall, and weigh 52 kgs. I have somewhat erratic timings for sleep and food. Addictions include daily chai (1-2 cups) with 2-3 tsps on sugar. I don't smoke/drink. I have terrible constipation (hard stools), so started taking triphala powder which really helps! Please suggest affirmations or mudras to help establish routine. How long do I take Natrum Muriaticum? Thank you for your help!
It is good that you have started taking triphala powder. In a longer run, it will act as anti-ageing agent and will detoxify internal organs. Continue with Natrum Muriaticum for at least three months. It is a polychrest. It will cure many seen and unseen problems in the body. You can buy a larger pack (500 grams) as it is far economical than buying smaller 25 gram packs. Natrum Muriaticum also relieves signs of depression and cynicism. You have asked about hair fall in another question. Hair fall in your case could be due to extreme dryness of the scalp. The possible cause could be exposure to air conditioned air and hard water. If water coming out of faucets has a high salt content, then you should make sure that the water that you use for washing and rinsing the hair is filtered through softener or RO filter. You can keep 3-4 liters of water from Kitchen RO water filter for washing your hair. For removing the dryness, massage your scalp with Almond or Olive oil a night before you wash your hair. You can also use medicated oils like Mahabhringraj and Trichup (if available in your country) for massaging your scalp. The shampoo for cleansing should be mild. You can use shampoo meant for baby use. Air conditioned air also robs moisture from the hair; making them dull and brittle. Try if you can cover your head with some scarf (even trendy ones are available in market). This will prevent hair dryness and nasal blockages. Prithvi mudra helps in arresting the hair fall. You must also take a supplement with Biotin as an ingredient.
— Himanshu Kapoor