Yoga Nidra is a programme for giving relief from all types of tension namely muscular, emotional and mental. It induces a state of consciousness which is conducive for several types of learning. Several variants of it are extensively used in the so-called sports medicine where athletes improve their abilities without explicitly doing physical exercises or activities.
1. Sit erect, comfortably, relaxed.
2. Perform eye movements only, holding head steady and unmoved.
3. Inhale in one direction. Exhale in the other.
4. Do not hurry movements but look through eyes to become aware of external images.
5. Each movement to be done 7 times.
There are various schools of medicine, of which Allopathy is the predominant one, which the suffering people follow to get relief or cure. Ayurveda is the next popular system, being the ancient Indian system.
The provings produced symptoms from “Mind and head to food”. Each remedy produced symptoms some of which were common to many remedies, yet there were some peculiar symptoms which characterised each single remedy which were not found in exactly the same wayin any other remedy. These provings led Hahnemann to formulate the following rules in selecting the remedies for curing individual patients who present varying group of symptoms according to their own constitutions and temperaments.
Hahnemann, a brilliant scholar, a graduate in Allopathy, a linguist to boot, was disappointed with his practice of Allopathy, and thus took to translating medical books, during the course of winch he came across the statement that the Cinchona Bark(Quinine) is a specific for malaria. He was not satisfied with the reason given for the observation, and being an original thinker who took nothing for granted, he started taking quinine himself and found that he was experiencing symptoms of malaria.
The Materia Medica (prepared from the record of provings) contains such a vast number of symptoms that one would fail to understand how to use them for the treatment of patients. Therefore after considerable study, research and experience, the masters have classified the symptoms under the following heads:
Dr. H.C. Allen says in his “Keynotes and Characteristics” that in order to select one remedy for a case, the practitioner has to compare several remedies having similar symptoms to those of the patient and then differentiate between these remedies.
This has always been a controversial issue, but a few simple rules may be given. Involved in the problem are a careful consideration of the Vital Force of the patient, the disease force and the drug force (potency and repetition).
(1) If pathology is advanced and there are no characteristic (homoeopathic) indications, start with a low potency, e.g. 30th potency.
(1) There can be NO AGGRAVATION of symptoms if the remedy is not repeated too often. Yes, if there is MEDICINAL, aggravation, it will be short-lived, and will pass if the patient is left alone. But aggravation of the DISEASE is prolonged and in that event there is urgent need to take the case and change the remedy in accordance with the new symptoms.
According to the principles of HOMEOPATHY, any remedy in the vast Materia Medica can prove curative for any complaint provided the characteristic symptoms of the remedy fully match the characteristic (peculiar) symptoms of the patient.