Beautiful research was conducted in the United States in the mid-nineties. The theory that the researchers formulated was that as we age, there are certain hormones of the body that stop secreting, and when they stop secreting, dead brain cells collect in the brain and are not removed by the blood. When they collect within the brain, the electrical transference is blocked. That was their view. They said that every twenty years the body undergoes chemical, hormonal changes. When you are growing up there is endocrinal, hormonal activity, which stabilizes at around the age of twenty. Again a change happens at around the age of forty, at the age of sixty and again at the age of eighty.
The power of Pawanmuktasana Part 1
In this twenty-year cycle the body goes through hormonal and chemical changes. Scientists and researchers developed an injection for recovering what people had lost: the memory. In those days one injection costed around ten thousand dollars. Of course, this was too much money, for who could pay that much? Therefore, they looked at other methods that could be applied. They tried yoga, and an interesting combination of yoga was applied: it was only Pawanmuktasana part 1. Not Surya Namaskar or other major asanas; only Pawanmuktasana part 1 to ensure that there is movement and circulation, and no blockage.
This happened over a period of three to five years. The scientists came to the conclusion that the practice of Pawanmuktasana helps in recovering memory. As you improve your circulation, and the circulation begins to remove the dead cells, you gradually begin to recover your memory. Slowly but surely. They suggested that no matter what exercises you do – go to the gym, swim, or any other form of physical culture – if, every twenty years for six months you practise Pawanmuktasana part 1, it will clean the pipes of the body. Otherwise you go for the medical intervention, which is the injection. When I came across this research, I was happy. You know how to do the practice, so why not apply it? Therefore, prevent memory loss with the practice of Pawanmuktasana part 1 for six months as a regular, continuous practice.
-By Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
Recently I received the above important discourse of my Guruji, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati, in which he highlighted the importance of Pawanmuktasana Part 1 in relation to preventing memory loss.
Pawanmuktasana part 1 is one of the very important series of yogic practices. In my teaching experience, I realized that many people do come for Yoga practices with their biased and conditioned mind. When they need to believe on the Yoga program prepared by Yoga Teacher, they get caught in their conditioned mind and prefer to do only those practices which they want to do. They want to do difficult postures and practices. They feel bored or are willing to escape from simple yet very effective practices like Pawanmuktasana Part 1. They don’t realize how effective this series of practice is where we establish the connection between our brain and subtle parts of the physical body.
On the other side, there are people who really like to do Pawanmuktasana part 1. I felt that these groups of people who do Pawanmuktasana Part 1 with full awareness and dedication, have gained good health, have developed high degree of patience level, and even managed severe diseases. Pawanmuktasana part 1 has the capability to turn the restless mind to a patient mental state.
To name a few medical diseases, Pawanmuktasana part 1 is also an excellent practice for rheumatism (arthritis), high blood pressure, heart problem, Parkinson’s disease, reducing blood sugar levels, etc. It is useful for eliminating energy blockages in the joints and outer extremities of the physical body, and works wonders on the pranic and mental bodies as well.