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EFFECTIVENESS OF YOGA IN CHEST EXPANSION FOR INTERSCAPULAR PAIN IN FEMALE ADOLESCENT – A CASE STUDY

Dr. S. P. Rajalakshmi* and V. S. Viswanath

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Siddha system of medicine is one amongst the ancient system of medicine practicing in southern part of India especially in Tamilnadu and Kerala. Siddha mainly deals with the kayakarpam which play a vital role in preventing ageing and the characters of ageing. Siddhars were ever young and healthy. They analysed the important drugs for a strong physique and had wonderful medicines with them to keep the body imperishable. The important one among kaayakarpam is yogam(yoga). The word Yoga means to bind or join. It also means union or communion. It was collated, co-ordinated and systematized by Saint Patanjali in his classical work, the Yoga Sutras. The third and fourth limb of Astanga yoga is Asana or posture, Pranayama or breathing exercise. Asana bring steadiness, health and lightness of limb. Asanas help to exercise every muscle, nerve and gland in the body. Prana means breath, respiration. Aayaama means length or expansion. There are various types of Pranayama which helps in increasing the lung capacity and also help in chest expansion. Nowadays due to over use of gadgets and sedentary lifestyle there is increase in incidence of postural abnormality which can lead to Interscapular pain and reduced chest expansion in 3 levels. Yogasana practice improves posture and postural awareness which increases the chest exapansion in 3 levels. Recent studies shows that there is increasing incidence of interscapular pain in female adolescent. This article deals with the interscapular pain and increasing chest expansion in female adolescent with intervention of yogaasanas and Pranayama.

Keywords: Siddha medicine - Yoga Therapy, Physiotherapy - Myofascial trigger points.


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