- While I was meditating, I got a question “whether swine flu could be overcome or cured with the help of yoga or not?”
- The scientific methods of any kind, which can prevent these systems to get affected, will be of use to overcome or control swine flu.
- Yogic practices related to nostril, thyroid gland, digestive system, respiratory system and central nervous system are to be utilized to strengthen these systems of the body as a preventive measure to remain immune to the swine flu or related virus of this kind.
It is a saying that “Prevention is better than cure.” The same principle has to be adopted in case of swine flu and its havoc as there is an absence of any medical & scientific development to prevent & cure the swine flu. After a large death toll, all over the world due to the virus and its sign of spreading beyond human control drew, many are searching for any kind of remedial aspects to have some solace by preventing or controlling this.
I am an active spiritual practitioner after retirement from the Department of Atomic Energy. I was associated with Swami Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore; Bihar School of Yoga, Mungher; Simplified Kundalini Yoga, Coimbatore; and Vipassana Meditation, Igatpuri while I was performing my technical responsibilities in the Department of Atomic energy. After retirement, I was also associated with YSS, Ranchi; Brahma Kumari, Mount Abu; Isha foundation, Chennai & Nityananda Dhyana Peetham, Bangalore.
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On 10th evening, while I was meditating, I got a question “whether swine flu could be overcome or cured with the help of yoga or not?” After some time, an intuitive message came that “Yes, there are methods available in yogic practice given by spiritual masters (Rishis) and same can be used as preventive approach against swine flu.”
After meditation, I fortunately opened a book “A systematic course in the Ancient tantric techniques of yoga and Kriya” by Swami Satyananda Saraswati of Bihar school of yoga (The book reprinted in 2007). This book contains ancient spiritual wisdom along with modern scientific wisdom written, reviewed and amended by highly elevated spiritual masters.
1. What is swine flu?
In common man’s language, swine flu has the following characteristics such as (i) running nose (ii) suffering from cough and cold (iii) having fever (iv) vomiting sensation (v) Dizziness (giddiness). The symptoms number (i) & (ii) are mainly related to nostrils; symptom (iii) is mainly related to thyroid glands; symptom (iv) is mainly related to digestive system and symptom (v) is mainly related to respiratory system & central nervous system.
The scientific methods of any kind, which can prevent these systems to get affected, will be of use to overcome or control swine flu. Fortunately, scientific yogic practices explained in the above book can help as preventive measures for common people against the swine flu virus. At the same time they can be used as therapeutic practice for those who are affected at initial stage.
In brief, yogic practices related to nostril, thyroid gland, digestive system, respiratory system and central nervous system are to be utilized to strengthen these systems of the body as a preventive measure to remain immune to the swine flu or related virus of this kind.
Ancient Yogic practice against swine flu
Scientific yogic kriyas and practices are available to make the body system immune against this kind of virus. After intuitive signal, I thought to bring out those yogic practices available in scripture for the benefit of mankind.
I. Jala Neti
At first glance, I opened the topic of Kriya like “Jala Neti” which provides the methodology to create resistance within human system to face the viruses like swine flu. Jala Neti is a process of inserting warm salt water through one nostril and let the same to come out through the other nostril under gravitational and natural flow of water. The advantage of Neti is to prevent and eliminate colds. It is an effective cure for the common cold along with removal of breeding ground for any kind of viruses.
HOW IT WORKS
The indication of cold shows something significant when our body is in weak condition. The mucus due to cold around the inner portion of the nostrils makes the good ground for the dangerous and infectious virus to breed; like mosquitoes breed at stagnant water. Jala Neti cleans the mucus (breeding ground of infectious virus) and makes the capillaries of inner nostril strong to have pure flow of blood rich in oxygen. This will not allow the virus to further sustain for longer.
With Jala Neti cleaning, the virus could be unable to penetrate the defenses of human system; our auto therapeutic could be strong enough to withstand such an attack. Otherwise, the virus flourishes in nerve tissues, particularly the olfactory nerves in the nose. During virus attack, Neti generally helps by removing the accumulated mucus in the nose which otherwise is a breeding ground for the virus.
By using Neti, the nasal passages work at optimum efficiency and their by help to maintain a healthy body. It is better to remember that breathing through the mouth or insufficient treatment of the inhaled air prior to the entry into the lungs, due to nasal blockage and congestion, can encourage the onset of disease, by allowing germs to infect the lungs, or by generally weakening the state of the health of the body.
The other advantages of the Neti is to help in curing sinusitis, elements of eyes, nose and throat, tonsillitis, catarrh as well as inflammation of the adenoids and mucus membrances. It is effective in removing headaches, insomnia and tiredness. Jala Neti has a subtle influence on the various nerves which end in nasal passages, such as the olfactory bulb and other adjacent nerves which innervate the eyes, ear etc. This has a very soothing influence on the brain and can help to relieve such elements such as migraine, epilepsy, depression and tension.
Neti helps to prevent and cure lung diseases such as asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis etc. Respiration becomes much easier which leads to an improved intake of oxygen, improved removal of carbon dioxide and consequently better health. The symptoms of fever and giddiness due to swine flu could be removed when lungs are kept in healthy condition.