Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition quite commonly associated with getting older, where the kidneys don’t work as well as they should. If you go for a routine blood or urine test, evidence from there may suggest CKD, as there are no initial symptoms for it. Advanced stages symptoms include blood in the urine, feeling sick and tired, shortness of breath and swollen limbs.

Reasons for acquiring CKD could be a combination of different problems such as insufficient quantity and/or quality of water intake, high blood pressure, diabetes, Cholesterol imbalance, cysts, stones in the kidney, long-term medicinal side-effects, etc.

There is, as such, no cure for it, but expert, Grandmaster Akshar told HerZindagi that CKD could also be a drag of epidemic proportions in India, Yogasana being the most holistic approach to its preventive measures.

So here are some yoga poses suggested by him, that can be practiced at home.



  • Lie down on your stomach with hands next to your chest and feet together, as demonstrated.
  • Inhale and exhale here, while your chin is touching the ground.
  • Very, very slowly lift up your upper body by 45 degrees angle, with a deep inhale.
  • Take the support of your palms here, and see to it that you’re gentle with the backbend initially.
  • Go back down, exhale there.
  • Repeat this for 7 to 10 counts.

Ardh Matsyendrasana


  • Fold your right leg and sit on its heel, your left leg crosses out beyond your right knee, full left foot flat on the mat.
  • Bring your right arm over your left leg in such a way that you twist and adjust your body to hold the left foot.
  • Your left arm goes back on the floor to support your body weight.
  • Turn and look back with a deep inhale.
  • Come back out and repeat the same from the other side to complete this practice.
  • 3 counts from each side should be your maximum practice in one given session.



  • Also known as boat pose, this is one of the core postures of Yogic science, having unbelievable benefits if practiced regularly.
  • Tighten your stomach, inhale and lift both your feet up to 45 degrees, as demonstrated.
  • Both your hands scan be sideways, next to your knees.
  • Keep your toes in line with your vision.
  • Keep your back straight and hold for a maximum of ten counts.
  • Repeat this for 3 sets in a practice session.

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  • Another gem of Yogic practices, this asana should be in your daily routine, as this asana keeps your complete body, both internally and externally, under an auto check.
  • Sit straight with both legs out forwards.
  • Raise both your arms up to the sky and inhale as you push the hands up to the maximum.
  • Now, exhale, empty your stomach and bend forwards as much as you can, by using your pelvic.
  • Avoid a shoulder hunch here, keep pulling yourselves forward so as to touch your forehead to your knees.
  • Hold both your big toes, clutch them nicely with your fingers, as demonstrated.
  • Exhale and hold here for 3 to 5 counts, inhale and come back up to Zero.
  • Repeat for a total of 5 counts in 1 practice session.

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  • Lie down flat on your back, your knees folded back so as to bring them closer to your pelvis.
  • Hold both your heels.
  • Very slowly, lift your pelvis up towards the sky, your chin touching your neck into a nice lock, with no gap in between.
  • Inhale, hold and stay here for 5 counts.
  • Bring yourselves back down with an exhale breath.
  • Repeat this asana for a total of 3 counts in one practice session.

With regular practices of these asanas, you will be able to control CKD conditions from developing it. Opting in for a healthy lifestyle change such as Yoga, a good diet plan, regular intake of water or any form of fitness regime is essential to modern living.

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