Bone is the hardest of all the connective tissues,because the organic fibrillar ECM is impregnated with inorganic material,primarily Hydrxyapetite.The organic material,primarily Type I collagene,gives bone it’s flexibility,whereas the inorganic material gives the bone it’s compressive strength. The cellular component of bone consists of fibroblasts & fibrocytes which produce type I collagene & other ECM components.The […]
Osteoporosis & Yoga – 1
Osteoporosis is the most common of all bone diseases in adults.It is prevalent in postmenopausal women but also occurs in males.Osteoporosis is defined as reduction of bone mass ( or density)It results from diminished organic bone matrix ( Guyton Page 588) Harrison ‘S book Of Internal Medicine says that Osteoporosis results from changes in remodeling process. […]
Yoga & Modern Medicine
Ashtanga Yoga & Modern Medicine The modern version of Hippocratic oath says ,I will remember that there is art to Medicine as well as science & that warmth, sympathy & understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drugs.So as to follow this principle in our clinical practice we need to understand the patient […]
Simple Tips to Save Knees!! Life is Movement!
We need knee fitness for it. Knee Joint is used extensively in our day To day routine. But do we take care of it? Do we know about it a little bit? Let us understand its structure. Knee Joint is made up of three bones. Thigh bone, one leg bone & knee cap. Their surfaces […]
KNEE PAIN….? Don’t take painkillers…..!
Knee pain may arise at any age, right from 35 years of age to 75 years & onwards. Of course it will be of different intensity & in various actions. But as we know, pain is an indicator of something is wrong somewhere, knee pain gives us hint to pay attention to it & do […]
North Sikkim Tour & Yoga For Senior citizens
I had the opportunity to visit North Sikkim….thanks to Gauri Butche, TBi, Pune.Right from first day at Gangtok- 5,500 ft & there after every day we were climbing high in Himalayan Mountains. Nathula pass being 14,140 with fog, mild rains & chills was very challenging .Next day was Lachen- 8,980 ft., being a stopover to […]
Roadmap of Vagus Nerve
1) Nuclei of vagus 2) Ganglia & Branches of Vagus 3) Supply of Vagus NUCLEI Are present in Medulla Oblongata (lower most part of Brain Stem) They are in the vicinity of Dorsal Respiratory nucleus. Nucleus Ambiguus Dorsal nucleus of Vagus . Tractus Solitarius Upper part of Spinal nucleus of Trigeminal Nucleus Ambiguus- gives rise […]
Yoga & Vagus Nerve
Vagus is tenth cranial nerve. Cranial nerves are the nerves which come out from cranium- skull. They are twelve pairs of nerves. Vagus means *wandering*. The name suggests that it has a long wandering journey for its supply, reaching abdominal cavity. Vagus nerve carries 75 % of Parasympathetic fibers. Parasympathetic system is the branch of […]
Why Yoga Practice is better than Gym workout?
Actually speaking there should not be any comparison between Yogic practices & Gym workout. Both are entirely different pathways. One is for physical fitness & other for personality evolution. But still it needs attention, as when it comes to health, someone may get confused as to which path to walk. Gym workout involves a meticulous […]
Myths about Yoga
Indian ancient literature has its strong roots in Vedas, Aaranyakas, and Upanishadas & Bhagvatgeeta. Then comes the period of Darshanas…Indian Philosophy. Out Of six Darshanas, Sankhya Darshan & Yoga Darshan forming a pair provides us a predictable pathway to reach a stage of Moksha…freedom from all sufferings. Sankhya provides us the Theory & Yoga the […]