Exercise for Ear by Yoga
There are various asanas or postures that can be performed in yoga that benefit an individual in various ear disorder or discomforts. Yoga can be used for curing earaches and clogged ears. Specific asanas of yoga can be used for the treatment of the ears which cause acute pain in the ears. Yoga helps in the treatment by means of providing better circulation of the blood in all the organs of the body. Along with enhanced blood circulation it carries an increased amount of oxygen so as to tone and strengthen the area.
As Karnapidasana; this asana is explained as asana for pain and discomfort in the ear. This is also known to be a variant of Halasana. This is performed as lying in a supine position; bring both the legs up to 90 degrees keeping your hands along the sides of the body. Now raise the trunk off the ground and support your waist with your palms. Keep your legs parallel to the ground. Slowly move onto Halasana by touching the toes to the ground. Then bend your knees to 90 degrees, so that the legs rest on the floor, and the thighs are pressing the ears. Keep the toes stretched out and join the heels and toes. Rest the hands either on the back of the ribs or interlock the fingers and stretch out the arms as in Halasana. Remain in this posture for a while with normal breathing. This helps out in the draining of the stagnant blood from the lower limbs or in case of any ear wound. When one goes onto rest in the final posture the circulation of blood in the lower part of the body improves and one feels as equilibrium is attained in various balancing organelles in the internal ears.
The main causes of ear problems are long term cough and cold can be one of the chief reasons for the ear troubles. Sinus can also harm the ears and the associated organs. At times, intense ear pain would cause dizziness and interfere with daily activities. Various other causes like constantly taking up intense physical strain at the time of studying, increased blood pressure, sinus and other environmental infections or constant ear plugging can cause hearing problems. Listening to music at high volumes can also cause intense ear pain.
Yoga helps to provide freedom from the tightness or muscular pain near the neck and the shoulder region. The tension and relaxation exercises of yoga help to provide freedom from the plugged ears and the inflammation near the ear and the jaw region. Yoga asanas not just give mental comfort and physical support by rejuvenating the internal organs of the body by proper functioning of the nervous system. Various asanas of yoga help to cure hearing troubles.
Various poses that are beneficial for ear problems are:
- Tadasana or the Tree pose.
- Vrksasana or the tree pose
- Trikonasana or the Triangle pose
- Sukhasana or Auspicious Pose
- Padmasana or the Lotus Pose
- Bhujangasana or the Cobra pose
- Dhanurasana or the bow pose