Vatayanasana : Yoga for hernia and arthritis

Written By Dr. S. Choudhary on Friday, February 6, 2009 | 9:28 AM

Being a doctor I always beleived that treatment for hernia is only surgical but this yoga vatayanasana has been a miracle in reducing hernia and the basic priciple behind this which I beleive may be that vatayanasana moisturise and strengthen thighs and groin muscles thus benefitting the patients of hernia.

How to perform Vatayanasana


First of all stand straight and fold the left leg from the knee joint placing the heel at the groin and toes at the base of right thigh. Now fold the right leg so that the left knees touches the ground, means standing on right foot and left knee. Put your both hand in namaskara position by touching both palms, hands may or may not be coiled.
The same procedure should be done from other side too that is by folding right knee and placing on left groin and thigh.


Timing and duration of Vatayanasana


In the initial stage try to stand in vatayanasana posture for 15 seconds to 1 minute and gradually increase to 15-25 minutes.

Benefits of vatayanasana


Vat means arthritis and this yoga is extremely beneficial in arthritis and other knee problems. As mentioned above this yoga is very much helpful for inguinal and femoral hernia. It moisturizes the thigh muscles and reduce cramps. Thus the jist is that vatayanasana is a yoga for hernia and problems related to muscles and joints.

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