UPAYOGA

It is a simple yet powerful system of exercise that activates the joints, muscles and energy system. Based on a sophisticated understanding of the body's mechanics, Upayoga releases the inertia in the energy and brings ease to the whole system.

Within the human system, the energy flows along 72,000 pathways called nadis. At the joints, the nadis form energy nodes, making the joints into storehouses of energy. Upayoga activates this energy and also lubricates the joints, creating an instant sense of alertness and liveliness.

Upayoga essentially means “sub-yoga” or “pre-yoga”. Because of its many immediate and evident benefits, the word upayoga in Indian languages is commonly used to denote “usefulness”.

Upayoga has several benefits:

Relieves physical stress and tiredness

Exercises the joints and muscles

Rejuvenates the body after periods of inactivity

Negates the effects of jetlag and long travel

Directional Movement benefits of Upayoga:

A. Musculoskeletal system:

The proprioception of the upper limb joints improve significantly

The co-ordination improves significantly

Decreases the stiffness in the joints of upper limb and improves flexibility

B. Cardiovascular system:

Very good for the heart

It helps in the venous return to the heart

When synchronized with breath it helps with strengthening the heart and also improving the diseased heart conditions

C. Nervous system:

There is synchronized movement of many muscles in the upper limb

D. Respiratory system:

As the exercise involves breathing along with movements this makes the breathing more synchronized and organized

E. Others:

Relax the muscles in various conditions like Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other conditions like tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendon sheaths which can stiffen the joints)

The co-ordination improves in people who are elderly and who are recovering from stroke

De Quervain disease is disease causing pain due to inflammation of synovium around the extensor tendons in the wrist around the thumb. This exercise relieves the pain secondary to this syndrome

Due to increase in circulation quick healing happens to patients who had injury to the hands or elbows or who had operations in the hands

In patients recovering from wrist fractures, finger fractures and other elbow fractures this exercise will enable to recover good range of movement

This will avoid stiffness in patients recovering from heart attack and stroke

Compression neuropathies in the upper limb like median nerve compression (carpal tunnel syndrome), ulnar nerve compression show recovery

The weakness due to stroke improves significantly

Complex regional pain syndrome is an unknown cause of pain in hands following any injury or surgery. This exercise will help to recover from this syndrome quickly

Knee rotation benefits of Upayoga:

A. Musculoskeletal:

This generally increases the core strength of the lower limb significantly

The muscles around the knee stretches and contracts and their strength increases

The spine stabilizes and core strength of spine increases

The ankle and hip becomes flexible

The pelvic floor muscles contract and thus strengthens

This improves the tone and posture of the limb

It increases the overall stability and gait

B. Cardiovascular:

Increases the venous return and helps with the circulation

Venous stasis and lymph stasis show improvement

Patients with venous ulcer, varicose vain problems and lymph edema will show improvement in their symptoms

C. Others:

Any soft tissue injury to the hip, knee or ankle joint recovers quickly following this exercise

This can be of help for patients undergoing rehabilitation for anterior cruciate ligament injury

This will help people with diabetic neuropathy

Squatting benefits of Upayoga:

A. Skeletal system:

Strengthens the hip, knee and ankle joints and tarsal bones

Knee joint- stretches the joint capsule; increases synovial secretion and clearance, thereby provides adequate nutrition to the cartilages, clears off the toxins effectively. Protects the joint from arthritis

Increases strength of the pelvis

B. Muscles:

Muscles of the gluteal region, pelvic floor muscles and thigh are strengthened

Improves strength of sacral and pelvic ligaments

C. Cardiovascular:

Circulation improves

Better supply to pelvic region

Venous return is improved

D. Nervous system:

Stimulation of the nerves in the spinal and pelvic region and lower limbs

E. Organs:

Better functioning of all the organs in the abdomen and pelvis

F. Reproductive:

Better functioning of the organs and hormones secreted by them

G. Others:

Menstrual problems like menorrhagia, pain during periods (dysmennorhoea)

Helps with Hemorrhoids (piles) and fissures

Because of the strengthening (toning) of the pelvic floor muscles it helps with fecal and urinary incontinence. Incontinence problems decreases

Gastro intestinal problems improve

Reproductive organs related problems will benefit

Neck practice benefits of Upayoga:

A. Musculoskeletal system:

Improved balance and posture of the body

Increased tone and strength of neck muscles

Strengthening of the ligaments

Better spinal alignment, flexibility and activation

B. Vascular system:

Increased circulation to the brain

Regulation and stabilization of blood pressure

Decrease of Plaque deposition

C. Respiratory system:

Smooth flow of air

Better ventilation

Better functioning of the sinus

D. Endocrine system:

Better functioning of Thyroid and Parathyroid

E. Immune system:

Helps with prevention of infection

F. Nervous system:

Balance of Vagal nerve

Better brain functioning

G. Mental health:

Mood elevation

H. Other disease conditions benefits:

The secretion and functioning of the fluid in the cavity spaces of the head like the inner ear fluid, CSF of the brain, vitreous fluid of the eye etc improves

Arthritis of neck/cervical spondylosis

Whiplash injury

Neck sprain and stiff neck

Neck pain radiating into the arm

Hypertension

Carotid Plaques

Sinus conditions

Thyroid and Parathyroid

Dizziness, vertigo

Middle ear and inner ear related problems

Migraine

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Insomnia

Shoulder practice benefits of Upayoga:

A. Musculoskeletal:

Stretching of the joint capsule improves synovial secretion and clearance enabling good blood supply

Strengthening of the shoulder joints

Functioning of the shoulder joint improves gradually, thus maximum range of movements allowed are possible

The rotator cuff gets strengthened and rotator cuff injuries in active people like sportsmen are prevented

B. Cardiovascular:

Improves circulation of the shoulders, and arms and over the chest

C. Respiratory:

Improvement in airflow in the upper part of lungs occurs, and by releasing any muscle stiffness eases the respiration

D. Nervous system:

Eases tension in neck and shoulders

E. Breast:

Increases firmness of the breast; prevents sagging of the breast

F. Other disease condition benefits:

Rheumatoid – This relieves the stiffness of the shoulder joint and is helpful in secondary prevention and rehabilitation of the people suffering from crippling condition. Recovery is speedy

It prevents the occurrence of frozen shoulder in diabetics and also speeds up the recovery in pre existing conditions

Conditions like brachial cord plexus injuries due to cervical rib/scalenus antecus syndrome improve due to improvement in microcirculation

Bursitis, tendon sheath inflammation are hindered their course

Lymphedema in postoperative periods like after breast surgery are prevented

Can be helpful in filarial rehabilitation programs

Proper lymphatic drainage gives hands in conditions like lymphangiomas

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Note: Sushanthi Meditation, Chit Shakthi Mediation, Isha Kriya, Balancing Practice (ie.Nadi Suddhi & Mantra Yoga), Bhuta Shuddhi, Jala Neti, Yoga Namaskar can be taught individually as well as to whole family members at your residence.