2021 is the year after the pandemic where COVID struck causing an increased burden of kidney diseases around the world. The need is to create wellness for patients with kidney disease. This brings a focus on kidney health for everyone, everywhere. 

Grandmaster Akshar told HerZindagi that "Kidney disease is a Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) and there are currently around 850 million people around the world who are affected by kidney disease. 1 in every ten adults has Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)."

Here are some ways suggested by him that may help in battling Kidney problems.

Living with CKD

It severely impacts everyday living particularly in the advanced stages of kidney disease. Patients living with CKD become unable to participate in activities like work, travel, socialising etc. What is necessary is that we find ways to live well with this disease and enjoy the ability to function as pain-free as possible. There are some holistic treatments like yoga which are great and reliable for bringing out a person's potential as they can optimise the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual facets of the practitioner.

This supports homeopathic, ayurvedic and allopathic treatments which the patient may already be adhering to so it assists in the  healing process.

Stress & Yoga

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When the patient living with Chronic Kidney Disease already feels the symptoms of fatigue, weakened stamina, loss of appetite, and low motivation; there is an increased burden of stress. Mental health is correlated to physical health and vice versa. Therefore it is important to incorporate holistic practices like yoga and meditation into your regular routine. Yoga keeps both the body and minds healthy so the weight is balanced naturally.

Weight management allows for better treatment and its desired effects. Yoga regulates your appetite with bringing alignment between the mind and body. This steers you towards making healthier choices and opting for increased self-care.

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Yoga Techniques

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Gentle and restorative yoga postures like Paschimottanasana, Vajrasana, Sethubandasana, Naukasana can be done under guidance. Breathing-related exercises such as Anulom Vilom, Brahmari, Kapal Bhati Pranayama techniques may be applied for better recovery and to gain strength.

So eat healthily and take care of yourself. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more om yoga with expert inputs.