Yoga For Epilepsy
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is one type of chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain. There are two main types of seizures. Generalized seizures affect the whole brain. Focal, or partial seizures, affect just one part of the brain.
There are several reasons you might have a seizure. These include:
• High fever
• Head trauma
• Very low blood sugar
• Alcohol withdrawal
Statistics of Epilepsy
• Epilepsy is a relatively common neurological disorder that affects 65 million people around the world. In the United States, it affects about 3 million people.
• Anyone can develop epilepsy, but it’s more common in young children and older adults. It occurs slightly more in males than in females.
• Over a Life Time 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with Epilepsy.
• Each year, about 150,000 Americans diagnosed with the central nervous system disorder that causes seizures.
• One percent of Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. About 2.5 to 3 million people in the U.S. have epilepsy. Additionally, about one in 26 people will experience recurring seizures.
Yoga For Epilepsy
1. Balasana (Child's Pose):-
• Perfect for if you're feeling a bit unsteady or anxious, Balasana is an excellent stress reliever and can be reassuring if you think you might have a seizure soon. It's also a beautiful, gentle stretch for the hips, back and neck, and may be helpful if you experience pain after seizures.
2. Nadi Sodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing):-
• It balances both sides of the brain to calms your nervous system, which could play a part in seizure control. I do ten rounds as part of my morning practice.
3. Sirsasana (Headstand):-
• Sirasana also was known as headstands bring a sense of strength and independence which help to counter anxiety surrounding seizures.
What Food to eat in Epilepsy?
• Vegetables and Fruits
So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do while suffering from Epilepsy.