Asanas And Exercises To Improve Various Health Conditions

Ageing, To Delay

Full practice, mental and physical, with special emphasis on Headstand; Half-shoulderstand; Shoulderstand.

All swinging-downward exercises and Slow Movements; Raised Poses.

All breathing cycles; Recharging of Vital Energy; Uddiyana; Nauli; Savasana; Yoga-mudra.

Mental Exercises: Mind Mirror; Releasing of Inner Light; Concentration on Love and Devotion.

Ankles, Swollen

Headstand; Inverted Poses; Vajroli mudra.

Arms, To Firm

Arm exercises.

Raised Poses.

Head of a Cow Pose.


All asanas and exercises possible.


All abdominal breathing.

Pose of a Frog; Pose of a Fish; Savasana.

Backache, From Displaced Organs

Headstand; Inverted Poses; Aswini mudra.

Backache, From Weak Muscles

Back exercises; Plough; Cobra.

Backache, From Menstruation

Spinal Twist; Fish; Locust; Camel; Headstand.

Breathing away pain; Sending prana to spine.

Bust, To Firm

Cobra; Camel; Bust exercises.

Chin, To Prevent Double And Firm Underneath

Pose of a Camel; Supine Pelvic; Face exercises; Pose of a Lion.

Circulatory Troubles

Triangular Pose.

Inverted Poses.

Breathing cycles.


All breathing cycles, specially Blacksmith’s Bellows; Headstand; Shoulderstand; Vital Energy charging.

Concentration, To Improve

Headstand; Half-shoulderstand; Lotus Pose; Balancing Poses; Yoga-mudra; Concentration exercises.

Confidence, Loss Of

Headstand; Raised Poses; Cobra; Spinal Twist; Lotus Pose; Balancing Poses; Vajroli mudra; Angular Pose; Mental exercises.


Uddiyana; Nauli; Head-to-knee; Plough; Fish; Cobra; Savasana; Locust; Inverted Poses; Yoga-mudra; Aswinimudra; Vajroli-mudra.


General practice, especially Savasana; Headstand and all inverted poses; Cobra; Vajroli-mudra; Locust; Spinal Twist; Breathing cycles; Mental exercises; Also diet control.

Dowager’s Hump

Neck exercises.

Pose of a Camel; Headstand; Inverted Poses.

Energy, Vital -Loss Of

Headstand; Shoulderstand; Savasana; Vajroli-mudra; Breathing cycles; Recharging cycles; Energy-charging cycles; Circulating Life Force.

Facial Muscles, Sagging

Inverted Poses; Headstand; Facial exercises.

Head of a Cow; Yoga-mudra.


Pose of a Hero; Lotus Pose; Headstand; Shoulderstand; Vajroli-mudra; Spinal Twist; Cobra; Meditation; Mental exercises, specially on Fear.

Feet, Swollen

Inverted poses; Feet exercises.


Circulation Exercises.

Warming breath.

Triangular Pose.


Knee-to-stomach Pose; Digestive cycles; Breathing cycles.

Frustration, General

Breathing cycles; Savasana; Lotus Pose; All mental exercises.

Frustration, Sexual

Dangerous Pose, and transmuting of energies.


Inverted poses; Aswini-mudra; walking on buttocks; Massage.

Hearing, Failing

Headstand; Half-shoulderstand; All forward swinging exercises; Yoga-mudra.

Heart Conditions

Savasana; Breathing cycles for slowing down breath and heart.

Mental exercises; Pose of a Frog; Pose of a Child; Diamond Pose.

Lotus Pose; Fish Pose; in some cases, with doctors permission, Headstand.

Hot Flushes

Savasana; Shoulderstand; Quiet breathing cycles; Cooling breath.


Savasana; Pacifying breathing cycles; Frog Pose; Cross-legged Poses; Fish Pose; Diamond Pose; Mental exercises.


Headstand; Shoulderstand; Savasana; Aswini-mudra; Vajroli-mudra; Breathing cycles; Transmuting of energies.


Digestive cycle; Stomach contractions; Savasana; Knees to-stomach; Head-to-knee; Pacifying Breaths; Vajroli mudra; Yoga-mudra; Forward-stretching.


Spinal massage-rocking; Triangular Pose; Savasana; Breathing cycles; Plough; Locust; Head-to-knee.

Joints, Stiffness Of

All general practice, with emphasis on all exercises; Lotus Pose; Forward-stretching cycle; Spinal Twist; Archer; Camel; Eagle; Fish.

Legs, To Improve And Firm

Eagle; Angular Pose; Forward-stretching cycle; Lotus; Head-to-knee.

Memory, Failing

Headstand; Yoga-mudra; Pose of a Hare.

Exercises bringing blood to the head.

Mental exercises.


Savasana; Breathing and recharging cycles; Cobra; Spinal Twist; Head-to-knee; Stomach contractions; Ashwini mudra; Shoulderstand; Mental exercises.

Menstrual Difficulties

Shoulderstand; Plough; Fish; Locust; Stomach contractions; Aswini-mudra; Cobra; Head-to-knee; Savasana.


Savasana; Headstand; Breathing cycles.

Neck, To Firm

Neck exercises; Pose of a Camel.


Headstand and all inverted poses; Aswini-mudra; Abdominal contractions (with doctor’s approval).

Prostate Gland, Enlargement

Aswini-mudra; Arch gesture.

Relative Strength, Loss Of

Raised poses.


Spinal Twist; Cobra; Locust and general practice.


Spinal Twist.

Sexual Debility

Headstand; Shoulderstand; Vajroli-mudra; Half-shoulderstand; Plough; Fish; Eagle; Aswini-mudra; Frog Pose; Spinal Twist; Uddiyana. Transmutation of energies.

Sight, Care Of

Eye exercises; Headstand; Half-shoulder stand; yoga-mudra; All forward swinging exercises.

Sinus Trouble

Headstand; Breathing cycles; Blacksmith’s Bellows.

Stomach, To Firm And Slim

Uddiyana; Nauli; Camel; Locust; Forward-stretching cycle; Archer; Spinal Twist; Vajroli-mudra; All stomach exercises.

Stress And Tension

Savasana; Shoulderstand; Pacifying breaths; Balancing Poses; Angular Pose; Cross-legged Poses; Diamond Pose; Pose of a Frog; Mental exercises.


Headstand; Half-shoulderstand; Face and neck exercises.

Thighs, To Firm

Cobra; Locust; Lotus; Star Pose; Head-to-knee; Supine pelvic.

Throat, Weakness Of

Pose of a Lion; Breathing cycles; Shoulderstand.

Thyroid Deficiency

Shoulderstand; Cobra with chin pressed in; Choking Pose; Recharging breaths; Mental exercises.


Savasana; Breathing cycles; Fish Pose; Pose of a Frog; Diamond Pose; All mental exercises.

Varicose Veins

All inverted poses, including Headstand.

Waistline, To Reduce

Sideways swing; Spinal Twist; Cobra; Forward-stretching cycle.

Weight, Excess

Shoulderstand; All general practice; Diet.

Weight, Deficiency

Shoulderstand; Savasana; Breathing cycles; Diet.


All breathing cycles; Recharging with energy; Shoulder stand; Savasana; Pose of a Hero; Pose of a Frog; Fish Pose; Lotus Pose; Mental exercises.


Headstand; Half-shoulder stand; Knee-to-stomach; Face exercises; Yoga-mudra; All forward-stretching movements; Pose of a Camel. Head of a Cow.

Special Precautions

If you are suffering from

Avoid these exercises or asenas

Blood-pressure – hypertension

Inverted poses; Breathing exercises that increase pressure in the head; Swinging down from the waist; Any exercise that brings blood to the head.

Weak eye capillaries

As above

Inflamed ears or eyes

As above

Varicose veins

Positions that slow down circulation in legs … e.g. Lotus, sitting back on heels, Supine pelvic . . . or put pressure on leg veins

Prolapse of uterus

All strenuous raised poses

Stomach contractions

Do not practice for three hours after meals; Avoid exercising during menstruation or pregnancy or in the case of ulcers.