The pelvis is the connecting link between the spine and lower extremities. Movement of the pelvis causes motion at the hip joints and lumbar spine when the legs are supported on the ground( the closed chain motion). Your pelvis helps you walk, run, and lift a weight off the ground. It also contributes to proper posture.
Motions Available at pelvis : –
There are 3 plane motions occurring in the pelvis
Anterior – Posterior tilting
Lateral pelvic tilts
In this video, we are going to focus on anterior and posterior pelvic tilts.
The anterior pelvic tilt is a short-arc anterior rotation of the pelvis about the hip joints, with the trunk held upright and stationary. An anterior pelvic tilt naturally extends the lumbar spine and increases the lumbar lordosis.
A posterior pelvic tilt, on the contrary, is a short-arc posterior rotation of the pelvis. A posterior pelvic tilt flexes the lumbar spine and therefore decreases the lumbar lordosis.
Why you should do pelvic tilting exercise?
If you have an anterior pelvic tilt you may notice that the muscles in the front of your pelvis and thighs are tight, while the ones in the back are weak. Your gluteus and abdominal muscles may also be weak. All of this can cause:
lower back pain
hip and knee pain
forced hip and knee rotations
Luckily, there are several exercises that you can do at home to help your pelvis return to a pain-free neutral position. some variations of the pelvic tilt often are recommended to help treat low back pain. That’s because this simple exercise focuses on strengthening of abdominal muscles and stretching of the back muscles that are associated with discomfort in this area.
What’s more surprising is that pelvic tilts are safe for just about anyone, including women who are pregnant.
So, in simple terms, pelvic tilts are base exercises to focus on before starting off with any kind of heavy exercises.
Watermelon!!! Doesn’t it remind us all of the summers? Yes, most of us could relate watermelon as a perfect snack during summertime. A few summer memories would bring an instant smile on our faces like the smell while cleaving a watermelon and slicing them. This alone could quench our thirst in summers. Think about it and you can almost taste it, can’t you? Most of us love this juicy refreshing and flavorful fruit. And why not as it comes with tons of nutritional benefits Packed with vitamin, fibre and potassium. Worried about the sugar it contains? Do not worry, one cup of watermelon contains nine grams of sugar which is comparatively lower than other fruits like apple, banana or mango.
In my last 8 years of practice, many children with frequent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) have come to me and Homoeopathy has never disappointed them. URTI is a major concern for many parents and they feel helpless after every episode their child goes through repeatedly.
Punarnava gives the best result in the treatment of kidney diseases, rheumatism, fever, oedema, fever, alcoholism, eye disorders, vulvodynia, splenomegaly and liver disorders.
It balances Tridosha, acts as a rejuvenating agent, reduces inflammation, prevents bloating, improves cardiac health and stimulates the formation of blood and increases haemoglobin level in the blood.
Everyone experiences aches and pains at any time. When an injury occurs, pain signals travel from the injured area to your spinal cord and to your brain.
The pain will become less day by day as the injury heals. But Chronic pain is different from typical pain. With chronic pain, your body continues to send pain signals to your brain, even after the injury heals. This can last for several weeks to years. Chronic pain can limit your mobility and reduce your flexibility, strength and endurance. it will be difficult to perform daily tasks and activities.
Chronic pain may feel sharp or dull causing a burning sensation in the affected area. Sometimes a person may feel pain, sometimes it may not pain. The pain may come and go. Even doctors fail to understand the cause of your pain. Chronic pain can occur in any part of your body. The pain can feel different in the various affected areas.
People commonly develop chronic pain after any injuries. The one who gets stuck in a pain cycle can be very hard to break. Pain can affect virtually all parts of your life. Your sleep, mood, activity, and energy level can all be disrupted by pain. Being tired, depressed, and out of shape can make the pain worse and harder to cope with.
Chronic pain is usually caused by an initial injury, such as a back sprain or pulled muscle. It is believed that chronic pain develops after nerves become damaged which makes the pain more intense and long-lasting. When you feel stressed out you release chemicals and hormones inside your body that can delay healing and create inflammation.
How can we come out from this Chronic pain:
Pain killers are commonly used to treat chronic pain. But it is only temporary.
Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in the body, it is our body miracle molecule, best cell detoxifier and ultimate cell protector. So increasing the Glutathione production in the body, guards the cell against cellular inflammation, nerves damage, improving tissue damage and buildup of weak muscles.
Intermittent fasting also known as Intermittent energy restriction is an eating pattern where you strive to maintain a balance between eating and fasting. Intermittent fasting does not indicate anything about which foods to not eat, but rather when you should eat your food.
Cold and cough are common health problems that affect children the most. If not treated properly, it can build up mucus in the lungs. Mucus is a normal, slippery and stringy fluid substance produced by many lining tissues in the body. It is essential for body function and acts as a protective and moisturizing layer to keep critical organs from drying out. Mucus also acts as a trap for irritants like dust smoke or bacteria. A running or stuffed up nose is a pain, but that extra mucus helps your body stay healthy. Mucus is an important substance. The body produces to protect itself from viruses and bacteria.
Diet plays a very important role in the entire scheme of Yoga. Almost all the texts of Hatha Yoga Tradition invariably talk about food a great deal and recommend having the correct kind of food, if one has to succeed in the practice of Yoga.
Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica or Indian Gooseberry) is native to India and grows in tropical and subtropical conditions. Thus, it has been extensively used in many parts of India as traditional medicine or for its nutrients. Regionally, amla is known by various names as Amalaki, Dhatri, or Amrutphala. In Ayurveda, amla has been described as peculiar green plum-like fruit that has all six tastes (except saltiness). It has been referred for a host of health benefits that involve improving digestive health to relieving cough in respiratory diseases.
The name comes from the Sanskrit words hala meaning “plough” and asana meaning “posture”.
Halasana, the pose is entered from Sarvangasana (shoulder stand), lowering the back slightly for balance, and moving the arms and legs over the head until the outstretched toes touch the ground and the fingertips, in a preparatory variant of the pose. The arms may then be moved to support the back into a more vertical position, giving a second variant pose. Finally, the arms may be stretched out on the ground away from the feet, giving the final pose in the shape of a traditional plough.
A 2-month-old child was brought to me with skin complaints from her parents. I observed the child and asked various observations of parents about the child. Parents answered all the questions and then, I asked the mother about her history during pregnancy. They both were puzzled. I could see that but they answered all my questions. I treated the child based on the history given and she was completely better in a week. On a follow-up visit, the mother asked me, “Doctor, I have a query and if you don’t mind, can I ask you why you took my history during pregnancy while treating my daughter? Is it that important?”
We all know the story of Abhimanyu from Mahabharata. For people who don’t know –
Abhimanyu was the courageous son of the great Arjuna. Arjuna was married to Krishna’s sister, Subhadra, and this story begins just before Abhimanyu was born. When Abhimanyu was in his mother’s womb, Sri Krishna used to take Subhadra on excursions. To humour her, Krishna used to relate many of his adventures to the pregnant Subhadra. On one such excursion, Krishna was narrating his experience with the technique of Chakra-vyuha and how step-by-step the various circles could be penetrated. Chakra-vyuha was a military formation that was an effective form of defence. The army would be arranged in the form of a circular grid and would then challenge the enemy to break that grid. Nonetheless, it seems that Subhadra did not find this topic interesting and she soon fell asleep. However, someone else was interested in Sri Krishna’s narration – the yet to be born Abhimanyu.
While Subhadra dozed off, Abhimanyu continued to carefully follow Sri Krishna’s narrative of the Chakra-vyuha. But, after talking for some time and not receiving any response from Subhadra, Sri Krishna realised that she was savouring a sweet nap. Sri Krishna, who had at that time come up to the seventh step of the Chakra-vyuha, gave up his narration and returned with Subhadra to the palace. The unfortunate Abhimanyu could never obtain the technique of breaking all the circles in the chakra-vyuha, but whatever he had heard Sri Krishna say, he carefully preserved in his memory. He grew up to be a brave, handsome young man. Many years later, during the Mahabharata war at Kurukshetra, the Kauravas set up a Chakra-vyuha and challenged the Pandavas to come forward and break it. However, only Arjuna (who was fighting elsewhere) knew the technique of doing so. At that stage, to save the honour of the Pandavas, Abhimanyu came forward and offered his services for the task of breaking the chakra-vyuha. Despite his incomplete knowledge of the technique he entered the grid and overcame one circle after another until he comes to the seventh one, the breaking of which he did not know. Brave and ambitious as he was, he fought valiantly in the unequal struggle but in vain. His strength and bravery proved no match against the skillfully laid out maze of warriors, upon fighting whom, he met his end.
This story highlights the importance of how the healthy mental growth of a child begins even before it is born, while still in its mother’s womb. Recent scientific findings support the same too.
In Homoeopathy, we believe the same; the mother’s state during pregnancy affects the child to be born. If a mother has gone through traumatic experiences during pregnancy, it manifests in the child. Whatever the mother has gone through during pregnancy reflects in the child’s personality. That is why all mothers need to take care of themselves during pregnancy holistically.
Also, some changes observed during pregnancy in the mother’s psychology, cravings, aversions, dreams and physical symptoms help in selecting Homoeopathic medicine for the child as those changes are because of the fetus within and depict some symptoms of the child to be born. Symptoms of the child are manifested in the mother during pregnancy. It’s a mutual phenomenon and hence, both histories are important while treating children.
E.g.: A 1-year-old kid was brought to me for a recurrent upper respiratory tract infection. The mother in her history mentioned that she had craving for oranges which she did not have before pregnancy and she was very irritable during pregnancy. After pregnancy, both these symptoms disappeared. Asking about her observations about her child, her child had the same craving and also child used to cry on trifles. The child was very sensitive.
Not only the points mentioned above but the history of nutrition, drugs are taken during pregnancy, radiological scans performed, obstetric history of the mother, family history of mother’s and father’s side are also very important.
How can you help your Homoeopath in treating your child?
Make a pregnancy diary:
Maintain a diary of your pregnancy and you can write day to day incidences, your feelings, intense emotional states, your cravings if any, dislikes, appetite, thirst, your dreams, any physical symptoms, discomfort, sleep patterns, any change in sensitivity to heat or cold, etc.
This not only will help your Homoeopath understand your child better and treat them well but also will make you understand your child better from his/her womb days. To solve one more query of many parents, we can even treat a child as young as a newborn with Homoeopathy. It is a very safe and gentle mode of treatment that you can choose for your child.
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