The kidneys are connected to the second chakra, which is located at the hypogastric plexus and rules our water element, one of the feminine or yin energies of the body. They do the function of removing all the waste materials from our body in the form of excretion.
There are a lot of reasons which leads to kidney failure such as smoking, drinking alcohol, eating too much of protein food like pulses without skin and drinking a lot of tea, coffee which cuts down the urge to drink water. There are plenty of other reasons for kidney failure. If you are suffering from kidney disease, you can improve the condition of your kidneys by having vegetable juice daily along with fruits.
Yoga is the most effective treatment for curing kidney diseases. Practitioners of yoga and pranayama are never affected by kidney disorder. In fact their kidneys get stronger day by day. Some of the asanas which are recommended for healthy kidneys are ‚Äì Surya Namaskar,¬† Supta Vajrasana, Sasankasana, Gomukhasana, Makarasana,¬† Dhanurasana, Sarvangasana, Matsyasana, Bhujangasana.
Among the Pranayamas are: Kapalbhati pranayama, Nadi-shodhan, Agnisar Kriya, Uddiyan Bandh. These asanas improves the condition of kidneys, heart, lungs and also reduces body fat if practiced regularly.
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