Yoga in Practice

Below is an article that originated from Southern News – Karnataka.

“Yoga therapy provides permanent cure for Asthma without side effects.”

Sunday May 8 2005 11:36 IST

BELLARY: Roopa Muralidhar is a Yoga and Naturopathy Expert. She has been teaching Yoga since 1979. She is running a Yoga and Naturopathy institute in Bellary. She had trained more than 3,000 people in Yoga.

She had cured more than 250-300 Asthma patients, many of them children. In an exclusive interview with this website’s newspaper, she demonstrated Yoga exercises and the treatment that aimed at permanent cure. In 3 days, she was able to control Asthma by 75 per cent.

Roopa said in most of the cases, the patient comes in final stages as a trial. Their resistance power comes down by the time they come here. They are tense and psychologically feel lonely. They get attacks when they become tense or angry.

The Asthma patients have a strong feeling that Asthma is incurable and that they will die. So Roopa starts treatment with counseling, two sittings daily for one hour to build confidence and change the patient’s mindset.

Roopa said Asthma and constipation goes together. Asthmatics will have constipation, cough, Vatha and Pitta. In three sittings, this will be cleared. Through Shakti Kriyas, nose and throat are cleared.

The Kriyas are:

  • Jala Neethi: Nose will be cleaned through Jala Neethi where the patient is asked to suck salt added luke warm water through nose.
  • Suthra Neethi: Through nose a tube is inserted to throat and through light massage throat is cleaned.
  • Vamana Dhavathi: Salt added water is given to drink. Patient will vomit. This will help in removing 75 per cent of mucus.
  • Vastra Dhoti: 3-metre long 4-inch breadth thin cloth soaked in water is asked to swallow. In between the patient is asked to drink water. Once it is fully swallowed, after 5 minutes, it is slowly pulled out. It brings all “Kalmasha” stored in intestines.
  • Shanka Prakshalana Kriya: Patient is asked to drink half bucket of water added with salt. It will serve as purgative. He will have 8-10 times loose motion.

Now all the Kalmasha related to Asthma is removed. Simultaneously, patient is taught Yoga exercises- Pranayama, Dhyana, Ajjapajapa–relaxing techniques. Music (Naada Yoga) will also help to keep calmness.


  • Stop taking Bakery items and oily items that produce Cougha (Mucous).
  • Massage at umbilicus and spinal cord that helps producing warmth.

* Herbal tea is given made up of Tulasi, Viledele (bettle-leaf), Pudina, and Kottambari.

  • South Indian normal diet, fruits, raw vegetables help controlling weight.

Roopa said generally asthmatics are stout because of medicines they take earlier. Yogic exercises will help reducing the weight.

Besides Pranayama, Bhujangasana, Supta Vajrasana, Sashankasana and Nadi Shodana Pranayama will cure Asthma completely.

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Recipe of the Month

Basmati & Vegetable Casserole

Okay, I said we would stop baking, but you don’t have to bake this dish. Also, make it a point to use fresh vegetables, mushrooms, shallots, garlic, onions, or vegetables that are in season in your geographic area.

  • Put 4 cups of water in large pan and set to boil.
  • Add 2 tbsp. of virgin olive oil for taste and to prevent sticking.
  • Add 2 cups of Basmati Rice to 4 cups of boiling hot water.

Once rice is cooked put it aside.

Heat a separate pan and add virgin olive oil to the bottom.

  • Add 2 cups of your favorite assorted vegetables and mushrooms.
  • Add 1/2 lb. Tofu or use meat substitute, (like Morning Star Vegetable sausage).
  • Add 2 tbsp. of Basil
  • Add 2 tbsp. of Curry

Cook until aldente.

Add ingredients for your pan to the cooked basmati rice.

Use a little celery salt to taste.

Finally, you can present this meal in your lasagne dish from last month and tell your family you slaved all day over a hot stove.

This dish will yield 6 to 8 servings.

Mangi e goda! (Eat and Enjoy)