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OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Questioner2010-07-05 00:41:24 +0000 #1
Any suggestions regarding OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)? I have a student who has been coming to me for Asana, who today confessed to me that he suffers from this condition. He has tried many medications as suggested by his doctor/s, but is dissatisfied with mixed results and side effects, and is wondering if yoga therapy can help. I am aware of some very good research findings about nadi shodhana being helpful. I also wonder whether this issue is beyond my level of expertise. Thanks in advance, and jai Ma. K
Mukunda2010-07-05 00:50:08 +0000 #2
Main recommendations are to give vata-balancing practices. Do all yogasanas with rhythmic breathing. And also give alternate nostril breathing. See Breath, Mind, and Consciousness by Harish Johari for more details on this benefit. Most certainly there is deeper work to be done too. OCD is often accompanied by not being able to release past experiences because they are misunderstood. That can be cleared by work, which I am currently taking. It is quite helpful.
garg_arvind2010-07-05 00:51:15 +0000 #3

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Mukunda2010-07-05 01:57:09 +0000 #4
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