How to cure or reduce Tinnitus by Yoga Poses or Asanas
Yoga is very useful for a healthy life. There are a number of asanas in yoga to give you relief from different kinds of illnesses and ailments. In case of tinnitus and hearing problems also, you have a number of postures to get relief. Here are a few of them.
Big Toe to Hand Pose, or Padangusthasana:
- Stretch out your feet at the width of your hips, and sit straight on a mat.
- Your spine and head must be straight, and hands should rest on the sides of your body with palms on thighs.
- Breathe in as you lift up your hands and spread out your palms. Point your fingers to the ceiling.
- Breathe out and bend forward with your knees erect.
- Use your fingers to cover up your big toe, and press the toes in your hand.
- Breathe in deeply as you lift your torso to make your elbows straight. Do not put pressure on your neck.
- Release your torso as you breathe out and bend forward.
- Repeat these steps 5 to 10 times.
- Breathe out and get back to the starting position.
Cow Face Pose, or Gomukhasana:
- Stretch out your legs, rest your palms on the floor, and hold your fingers together as you sit down on a mat.
- Fold your left knee and bring your heel near your right butt.
- Put the right knee over the left knee and keep it close to the left butt.
- Take your left arm to your back and bend it there. Rest it on the back and point the fingers to the ceiling.
- Breathe in as you lift your right hand to bring it close to the ear by folding at the elbow.
- Your spine must be straight, and the fingers of each hand must interlock each other at the back.
- Fix your gaze in front, and count to 15 as you breathe normally.
- Breathe out and release your arms.
- Get back to the initial position and then repeat on the other side.
Ear Pressure Pose, or Karna Pidasana:
- Sit down on your knees on the floor.
- Take a blanket and fold it. Place it below your shoulders. Keep your head and neck away from the blanket.
- Lie down in a position like a supine.
- Push your legs above your head. Bend your legs to make the toes touch the floor behind your head. Keep the knees straight.
- Stretch out your arms to lock the fingers.
- Roll your shoulders and make your hips align with them.
- From this Plough Pose, bend your knees to rest on the floor beside your head. Rest your feet on the floor.
- Apply a slight pressure on your ears. Count till 5.
- Release your arms and then get back to the initial position.
- Repeat the steps 5 times daily.
Leg Raise Pose, or Uttanpadasana:
- Rest on a mat in a supine position.
- Keep your feet together, and place your hands on your sides.
- Breathe deeply and relax.
- Breathe in and lift up your leg. Keep your knees erect as you make a 45 degree angle.
- Keep your abdomen tucked in.
- Count up to 15 as you breathe normally.
- Breathe out as you bring down your legs. Relax.
- Repeat this 5 times, and relax for 10 counts between each.
Mountain Pose, or Tadasana:
- Keep your feet together as you stand straight on a mat, and keep your head and spine erect. Keep your arms on your sides, and palms on your thighs.
- Breathe in, and lift your hands to fold your palms in a Namaste.
- Stretch your body to the maximum and stand on your toes.
- Look at your finger tips, and count to 20.
- Breathe out, and get back to the starting position.
Revolved Triangle Pose, or Parivritta Trikonasana:
- Keep your feet on the ground and stand on a mat. Stretch out your arms parallel to the ground.
- Breathe in deeply. When you breathe out, bend your body to the left and touch the toes of left foot with your right hand.
- Lift up your left hand to bring it on the same line as your right hand.
- Tilt your head to look at your left fingers.
- Breathe normally as you count to 15.
- Breathe out as you get back to the original position.
- Repeat all the steps on the other side.
- Repeat the pose 5 times, with a break of 15 seconds after each.
Seated Mountain Pose, or Parvatasana:
- Keep your spine erect and sit down in a cross legged position with your palms on your thighs.
- Breathe in and lift your hands up to form a Namaste pose. Look up to your finger tips.
- Sit comfortably and relax.
- Breathe out as you release your hands and put them on the floor.
- Bring out your legs one at a time.
Wind Relieving Pose, or Pavanamuktasana:
- Rest on a mat in a supine position, and keep your arms by your sides.
- Stretch your feet with the heels touching each other.
- Keep your knees folded, and take a deep breath. As you breathe out, bring your knees to your chest and exert pressure on the abdomen.
- Put your arms around your knees. Breathe in and lift up your legs to touch the chin with your knees as you breathe out.
- Count up to 15 and breathe deeply.
- Breathe out and free your knees as you put your head back on the floor.
- Put your legs at a distance of the width of your hips and keep your arms on the floor.
- Repeat these steps 5 times, and take a break of 15 seconds after each cycle.
These yogasanas can help considerably in getting relief from tinnitus. Though there is no permanent cure, you will benefit from performing these exercises regularly and having a good diet.
Image credits 1, and Wikimedia commons licensed