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Yoga for Uric Acid Patient

Uric Acid yoga

yoga for Uric Acid

The presence of a high level of uric acid in the body can be quite dangerous and if it is overlooked, it can lead to a painful condition known as gout. It is absolutely essential to control uric acid levels as soon as possible, with the help of a right diet, medication, as well as certain exercises in yoga for reducing uric acid. Several gout patients turn to yoga for ways to reduce uric acid levels in the body. Uric acid levels are always elevated with the higher consumption foods that are high in purines. Therefore, if you practice yoga for reducing purines, it will naturally result in a reduction of uric acid in the body. Yoga for oxidizing uric acid should be aimed at reducing the levels of uric acid in the body and therefore, must comprise various asanas (poses) that help to eliminate uric acid from the body more effectively.

After making the required dietary changes and a few other lifestyle alterations, it is advisable to try various poses in yoga for reducing uric acid levels in the body and at the same time alleviating the pain caused by the accumulation of the uric acid. Given below are some common yoga poses that can help to alleviate the pain caused by the buildup of uric acid in the kidneys:

Diet plays a very important role in controlling uric acid in the body. Since uric acid is a by product due to the metabolism of purine rich foods, it is advisable to keep down the consumption of such foods that are high in purine content. In addition, to limiting foods high in urine content, protein and calcium must also be kept to a minimum.

• Ardha matsyendrasana (The Spinal Twist Pose)
• Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose)
• Dhanurasana (The Bow Pose)
• Halasana (The Plow Pose)
• Hastashirasana (The Hand to Head Pose)
• Januhastasana (The Hand to Knee Pose)
• Makarasana (The Crocodile Pose)
• Pavan mukhtasana (The Wind Relieving Pose)
• Pranayama (Breathing technique)
• Tadasana (The Mountain Pose)
• Trikonasana (The Triangle Pose)
• Uttana Padasana (The Extended leg Pose)
• Veerasana (The Hero Pose)
• Vriskshasana (The Tree Pose)
There may be a lifestyle factor that may explain why it is mostly men who contract gout. This is caused by excess uric acid that gets deposited in the joints. Interestingly, uric acid levels are higher for people who drink too much alcohol, as it interferes with the process of getting rid of excess uric acid.

Whatever the case may be, arthritis appears to be correlated with poor bone and muscle health, disproportionate body weight, and unhealthy lifestyle.

With Yoga, these aspects of a person’s physique and life can be greatly enhanced. Yoga Poses can help strengthen your joints which is crucial in preventing and dealing with arthritis. It makes your joints function normally, thus reducing the risk of stiffness. With its virtue of balance, Yoga practice helps regulate the levels of uric acid in the body. Obesity may also be avoided through the practice. More importantly, Yoga can lead to an overall healthier lifestyle that can enhance your resistance not only from arthritis but to other sicknesses as well.

Here are the basic Asanas which can help you in dealing with Arthritis:

 Easy Pose Easy Pose (Sukhasana)
This is one of the classic Meditative Poses and is usually performed after doing the Corpse Pose. The Easy Pose helps in straightening the spine, slowing down metabolism, promoting inner tranquility, and keeping your mind still.
 Single Pose Single Leg Raises
This Yoga Pose is performed in order to prepare the body for other exercises. It benefits the legs, lower back muscles, and abdominal area. In practicing the Single Leg Raise, one leg is raised while the other one stays on the floor.
 Shoulder Stretch Shoulder Stretches
Shoulder Stretches are great in relieving stress and tension on your shoulders, as well as your entire upper back. Practice them daily for several weeks and notice the changes. Learn some basic stretches for the shoulders in this section.
 neck exercise Neck Exercises
Many people hold tension in their necks and shoulders, leading to stiffness, bad posture, and tension headaches. Yoga practice can ease tension, increase flexibility, and tone the muscles. Learn some Neck Exercises in this section.
 Standing side stretch Standing Side Stretch Pose
The Standing Side Stretch is another Yoga Pose with two lines of energy radiating outward from your center. This is a simple Yoga Posture with a wonderful stretch in which one line of energy reaches upward from your belly and outward through the arm, and one line travels downward through the legs.
 Hand clenching Hand Clenching
Hands and wrists are common body parts which are affected by Arthritis, especially Osteoarthritis. Take good care of your hands and joints and always keep them in ‘good working condition’ by performing the Hand Clenching Exercise.
 wrist bending Wrist Bending
Your wrists can also be affected by arthritis, specifically Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Take good care of your wrists through stretching and bending. Learn how to improve the range of motion of your wrists by doing the Wrist Bending Exercise.
Yoga Exercise – Final Corpse
For you to appreciate the benefits of relaxation, you should first be familiar on how it is to be tense. This is what happens when you do the Final Corpse. Everything related to that position including suggestions on how to do it is discussed in further detail in this article.
Ankle Bending
repeated strain or sprain in the ankles can contribute to the occurrence of Ankle Arthritis. Manage stress and keep your ankles in good condition through therapy, having enough rest, and by doing the Ankle Bending Exercise.
Ankle Rotation
Pay attention to your ankles to avoid muscle or tendon strain due to too much training. Perform the Ankle Rotation Exercise and make your ankles more flexible. This is also ideal for people who are suffering from arthritis.
Relaxation Pose
The first step in Yoga practice is to learn how to relax your body and mind. In this section, know why relaxation is essential in practicing Yoga and learn how to do the Corpse Pose and other techniques for physical, mental, as well as spiritual relaxation.


About the author

Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

Experienced holistic doctor, healer, teacher, and writer
Specialized in Ayurvedic detox (Panchakarma)
Trained in India and Nepal, the original lands of Ayurveda
Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from the Institute of Medicine at Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu.
Professional member of Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA)
Owner of Sunshine Ayurveda

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