Therapeutic Yoga for Paralysis

Paralysis occurs when brain loses control over certain body parts and they either become immobile or non-responsive. There are several types of paralysis such as partial, complete, temporary, etc. Yoga can be very helpful in preventing as well as alleviating the causes of paralysis, ensuring faster and efficient recovery of the patients. We have created a course especially to treat paralysis via Iyengar yoga. Let’s have a look at some of the pranayama and yoga asanas for paralysis.

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What is Paralysis

Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in one or more parts of your body. In paralysis, there is a loss of feeling in the affected body part. Paralysis can affect one or more parts of the body and could be temporary and permanent depending on individual health. It can occur at any age and the patient doesn’t feel any pain in the affected area due to muscle loss.

A lot of improvement can be seen in the treatment process if the disease is diagnosed early.

Causes and Symptoms of Paralysis


Paralysis can result from many factors, some of the common causes of paralysis are:

  1. Paralysis at the time of birth.
  2. Paralysis due to an accident.
  3. Stroke
  4. Spinal cord injury
  5. Multiple sclerosis
  6. Cerebral palsy
  7. Brain injury
  8. Post-polio syndrome
  9. Neurofibromatosis
  10. Birth defects which could result in paralysis in future
  11. Congenital syphilis
  12. Trauma
  13. Certain medicines
  14. Parkinson’s disease
  15. Certain medications


A person suffering from paralysis can be easily identified by identifying some signs and symptoms. Some common signs and symptoms of paralysis are:

  1. Loss of function in one or more parts of the body which makes that part almost useless.
  2. A tingling and numbing sensation in the body.
  3. Unable to control muscles in the affected body parts.
  4. Stiffness in the affected body part.
  5. Change in personality (mood and behavior).
  6. Memory problems
  7. Clumsiness
  8. Dropping saliva uncontrollably from the mouth.

Preventions for Paralysis:

  1. Always wear a seat belt while sitting in or driving a car.
  2. Keep your home clean and safe, so there are least chances of slipping and getting injured.
  3. Sports like bungee jumping, base jumping, sky diving, etc. should be done strictly under professional guidance as they can easily cause head injuries leading to paralysis.
  4. Wear helmets in sports that have a risk of giving head injury.
  5. Make a schedule of exercising 5 days a week. It keeps the body fit, helps maintaining the correct weight and keeps brain & nervous system healthy and active.
  6. Limit your alcohol intakeas it increases blood pressure and chances of brain hameorrage that often results in paralysis.
  7. Keep your diabetes in control. Having high sugar levels can damage blood vessels in any part of the body especially the brain.
  8. Quit smoking. Consult your doctor about which way would be the best to get rid of it.
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Frequently Asked Questions on Paralysis:

How does yoga help with Paralysis?

Yoga can increase your ability to heal and speeds up the recovery process. It reduces stress and improves mental and physical health. It also helps in dealing with symptoms of paralysis.

Does yoga help in the prevention of Paralysis?

Yoga helps in keeping the body agile and takes away stress and anxiety from the brain. It keeps you mentally and physically fit which is a major firewall against paralysis.

Which yoga is good for Paralysis?

Yoga keeps the body and minds active through various poses and breathing exercises. We have combined a set of asanas and pranayama for paralysis. Chat with us to know more.

What precautions should be exercised while doing yoga for Paralysis?

Do consult with your doctor, before starting any exercise routine. He will guide you with the best dos and don’ts as per your condition. And always perform yoga asanas and pranayama in presence of a trained yoga teacher. Register with us for more info.

Is Paralysis treatment with Yoga beneficial?

Yoga helps in making different parts of the body and mind proactive through various poses and breathing techniques. The treatment has to be carried out under experienced and professional yoga teachers.

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