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Vitiligo and Yoga – 6 Yoga Poses You Need To Try Today

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which it takes the shape of white patches on the skin leaving it melanin deficient as the melanocyte cells are dead. The de-pigmented patches usually appear on the neck, wrist, arms, back etc. Skin disorders like these cause serious declination of psychological health. The patient suffers the social stigma and falls prey to depression.

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Even though medicine has treatments to control or artificially hide the patches, the disease is incurable in general. No treatment or medicine can completely get you rid of Vitiligo. Though, the rich heritage of Yoga has few ‘asanas’ that prove very effective for Yoga detoxifies your mind and body and can help fight autoimmune diseases.

If you are suffering from Vitiligo, these are the yoga poses you need to add to your daily life routine –

Kapalbhati – This is an internal purification practice where the breath is forced out of lower abdomen in a quick motion.

Sitkari Pranayama – Touch your tongue upwards and join your both jaws with lips open. Now inhale so that “see –see” noise comes from your month till maximum capacity of your lungs, hold and exhale.

SiddshasanaSiddhasana, the accomplished pose is an asana used for meditation and other yogic practices. In Sanskrit ‘Siddha’ means ‘accomplished’ or an ‘adept’ and ‘asana’ means a ‘pose’. Siddhasana is only second to Padmasana or the lotus pose

Bhramari Pranayama– It is the action of making a light humming sound while practicing pranayama, or yogic breathing. Bhramari is derived from bhramar, which means “humming black bee.” It is very easy and effective pranayama.

Nadisodhana Pranayama– It is a breathing technique that helps clear these blocked energy channels, thus calming the mind. This technique is also known as Anulom Vilom Our mind has a tendency to keep regretting or glorifying the past and getting anxious about the future, this pranayama helps to bring the presence of mind back to the present moment.

Padmasana – Padmasana or Lotus position is a cross-legged yoga posture which helps deepen meditation by calming the mind and alleviating various physical ailments. A regular practice of this posture aids in an overall blossoming of the practitioner, just like a lotus; and hence the name Padmasana.

If such yoga techniques are performed under professional guidance, there is a higher probability of these asanas leading to desired results. Also, Yoga works best when you are not only aiming to cure yourself physically but also emotionally. Emotional well-being and stability is your first step towards fighting this disorder.

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