Post By: Vishwanath Iyer Published on: December 21, 2016 Reading time: 4 minutes
Vertigo is a condition where people feel that objects around them are moving even when they are static. Often, it is experienced as a spinning or swaying movement, a feeling of being off-balance.
Vertigo is often triggered by a change in the position of the head. Here, people with vertigo typically describe the experience as one of spinning, tilting, swaying, feeling unbalance, feeling a pull in one direction etc.
These symptoms can last a few minutes or last for a few hours. Also, they can also come and go.
Also, vertigo can occur on account of brain injury, tumour, sciatica, stroke etc to a lesser extent. Finally, exposure to toxins, alcohol and some drugs and poisons can trigger vertigo.
Generally, vertigo is known to have receded naturally as the brain learns to compensate but often, some assistance is required.
Vertigo is an illness that is most associated with the vestibular system, a sensory system most associated with sense of balance and space, for the purpose of co-ordinating movement with balance. Additionally, it which consists of the following components;
Solution to vertigo depends a lot on lifestyle, and age. Alcohol also impacts vertigo due to the variable viscosity of the blood and the endolymph during the consumption of alcohol;
Āsana (click on the āsana for detailed process)
|SN||3 months||3 months||3 months|
|1||Padmāsana||3 mins||3 mins||3 mins|
|3||Utkatāsana||1 x 5 counts||1 x 5 counts||1 x 10 counts|
|7||Pavanamuktāsana||2 (one leg)||2||2|
|8||Arda-halāsana||2 (one leg)||2||2|
|10||Sundara-viparītakaraṇi||5 mins||5 x 2 mins||15 mins|
|11||Matsyāsana||1 x 5 counts||1 x 5 counts||1 x 10 counts|
|12||Sethubandāsana||1 x 10 counts||1 x 20 counts||1 x 50 counts|
|13||Mahāmudra||–||1 x 5 counts||1 x 10 counts|
|14||Nāḍī-śuddhi prāṇāyāma||5 x 1 cycles||5 x 2 cycles||10 x 2 cycles|
|15||Bhastrikā||1 x 3 cycles||1 x 5 cycles||1 x 5 cycles|
|16||Kapālabhātī||1 x 10 cycles||1 x 25 cycles||1 x 50 cycles|
|17||Śavāsana||5 mins||5 mins||5 mins|
|18||Meditation (dhyāna) sit in silence and focus on the breath||10 mins||15 mins||20 mins|