Prostate Gland Protection and Natural Prostate Health
At some point in their lives, many men experience urinary bladder problems, particularly as they approach middle age. Many men also experience difficulties with the prostate gland an enlarged prostate gland, prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland) and prostate cancer are some of the leading health concerns of today's man. Prostate cancer is now so widespread that it is estimated that up to one-fifth of American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives.4 Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer among men, following skin cancer. While prostate cancer can be a deadly disease, modern medicine is making treatment advances. Every man is strongly encouraged to consult with his medical doctor regarding ongoing screening tests for prostate cancer. Prevention is the best way for a man to avoid having difficulties with the urinary tract and prostate gland. Good diet, exercise, hygiene, and frequent ejaculation are some of the...
PRO ACT (Prostate Action, Inc.) www.prostateaction.org PROACT (Prostate Action, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help men make informed decisions about preserving and protecting their health by promoting greater public awareness of and understanding about prostate diseases. It was founded in 1994 by William C. Roher, a prostate cancer survivor. Prostate Cancer Educational Council (PCEC) www.pcaw.com The Prostate Cancer Educational Council (PCEC) is a nonprofit organization that founded and coordinates the National Cancer Prostate Cancer Awareness Week Program. Its Website is a rich source of articles on prostate disease, with links to other useful resources. Prostate Forum www.prostateforum.com The Prostate Forum is a subscription-based monthly newsletter created in 1996 by Dr. Charles Myers, a leader in prostate cancer treatment and research, and his wife, Rose Sgarlat Myers. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide useful, reliable, timely information about...
In janu shirshasana (pronounced JAH-noo shur-SHAH-sah-nah), janu means knee, and shirsha means head. You may guess that this pose, then, involves bringing the head and knee together. The sitting one leg pose tones your abdomen, liver, spleen, and kidneys. It quiets your mind and aids digestion, as well as stretches and strengthens your lower back and chest. Men suffering from an enlarged prostate will benefit from this pose.
Baddha konasana literally means Bound Angle Pose in Sanskrit, but is more commonly referred to as Cobbler Pose because it resembles the position in which cobblers in India traditionally sit when they work. This exercise is one of the very best postures in yoga to open a man's hip and groin area. In addition to promoting better bladder and prostate function, it can help the functioning of the kidneys and abdominal organs while stretching
The Internet is host to an incredibly large and ever-expanding amount of valuable information regarding men's health. In Chapter 17, you'll find information regarding some of the best sites on the Internet for finding out more about men's health, yoga, and other resources helpful to today's man, including some Websites with specific resources regarding prostate health. Yoga has health benefits, especially as it involves circulation and stress reduction. Stress has long been known to be associated with exacerbation of physiologic illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and many others. Men, in particular, may experience benefit in prevention of cardiac disease, as there is a greater risk of cardiovascular disease in men as compared to women. In addition, increased blood circulation and decrease in stress may impact greatly on prostate health. Chronic prostatitis is associated with aging, stress, and poor circulation, making it a good disease target for prevention with...
I prostate my ego self before the wisdom of Patanjali Who is depicted as crowned by a thousand white radiant serpents (the symbol of kundalini, universal energy) And as holding in his hands a conch shell (the symbol of divine sound, AUM, and the planet's breath in the ocean waves) As holding a discus of light (the symbol of infinite time, and the one sun which shines on all with equanimity) And as holding the sword of discrimination between illusions (of the selective attention of ego conditioned particularities) and universal truth.
This wonderful mudra helps handle complaints in the lower abdomen it is particularly good against pain during menstruation. It can also bring relief for inactive intestines, intestinal spasms, or bladder and prostate complaints, since it has a relaxing and energy-balancing effect.
The pose aids digestion and relieves gastric troubles and flatulence. Since the spine is stretched back it becomes elastic and the pose relieves pain in the sacral and lumbar regions. In my experience, persons suffering from slipped discs have benefited by regular practice of this asana without recourse to enforced rest or surgical treatment. The bladder and the prostate gland also benefit from
By the practice of this asana, one derives the benefits mentioned under Marichyasana III. (Posture 54 and Plate 135) But here as the range of movement is more intensified, the effects will also be greater. In Marichyasana III the upper part of the abdomen is squeezed. Here the lower part of the abdomen has the benefit of the exercise. The prostate and bladder are not enlarged if one practises regularly.
The pose is specially recommended for those suffering from urinary disorders. The pelvis, the abdomen and the back get a plentiful supply of blood and are stimulated. It keeps the kidneys, the prostate and the urinary bladder healthy. It is well known that diseases of the urinary tract are rarely found among the Indian cobblers and the reason for that is that they sit all day in this pose.
This asana tones the abdominal organs, the kidneys and adrenal glands. Women suffering from a prolapsed womb find relief as it pulls the womb up to its original position. Persons suffering from spleen ailments and from enlargement of the prostate gland will benefit by staying in this pose longer. It cures indigestion.