Bahi Sarit Chakrika



        The trunk of the body is made because of joining spinal cord, sternum and ribs. The length of spinal cord is 2/5 part in the whole body. Bones, which make spinal cord, are called vertebrae.

        There are 33 kinds of vertebrae in the spinal cord of a young person. They are found on the different portions in the body as- 7 near the neck, 12 on the breast, 5 in the loin region, 5 in sacrum and 4 vertebrae are present near the anus part.

        Fiber cartilage intra disc is present between the first vertebras of the sacrum from the close by vertebra. All the disks are made of fibrous ring of an external fiber cartilage and an internal soft, pulpy and flexible structure nucleus pulpous. Joints of disks are strong by which spinal cord can move in different ways and disk imbibes all the jolts.

        Compressors forces have to bear by bearing the jolts of intra vertebrae disc. Vertebrae between fourth and fifth vertebrae of waist and fifth vertebra of waist and discs between the sacrum have to bear much forces comparison to other disks. If frontal or backward nerves are wounded or weak, there is so much heavy pressure on the nucleus pulpous that it tears the near by fibrous cartilages. In this situation, nucleus pulpous comes out either from the back side or the vertebrae of the front side. This situation is called herniated disc or stepped disc.        

        Mostly, nucleus pulpous slips slowly backwards towards the spinal cord and its nerves. By this movement, there is a pressure on the nerves of the spinal cord by which unbearable pain occurs sometimes. Cough, sneezing or other physical activities increases the internal pressure of the stomach after originating because of which other symptoms of the diseases increases. Mostly, spasm originates in the neck muscles.

Treatment of ‘Herniated disc by yoga activity-

       To stop the development of this disease, make the patient lie down on the bed first. Rest is the easiest and useful treatment to produce activeness in the spinal cord by ending the hardness.

        Hardness of the spinal cord will disappear in much time if the injury in the spinal cord is deep and if the injury is not deep, the hardness of the spinal cord will disappear soon.  After getting some relief in the hardness of the spinal cord, do the practice of yogic activities to get complete health. 

The practice of preksha yoga activity-

Shatikriya (hathyoga activity)

Do the practice of jalneti in this disease.

Practice of yogic activity for generating flexibility in the spinal cord-


Asana in which the body is bent backwardly should be done in this disease. First, the patient should sleep in makara asana, adhda asana and jyesti asana.


After feeling some relief in the condition, do the practice of uttanpad asana, pawan mukta asana, shalabha asana, bhujanga asana and sputa vajra asana.


Do the practice of anuloma-viloma and nari shodhana pranayama in it.

Time of the practice

The practice of yoga should be done for 45 minutes and thrice a day daily.

Preksha dhyan

Concentrate on the spinal cord while doing the practice.

Anupreksha  (mind thoughts)

During the practice, think in the mind that the bones of my spinal cord are becoming flexible and soft by the practice of yoga. I am becoming healthy slowly. By this process, a person gets relief in the diseases soon.


Semi-liquid substance should be taken in the beginning. Take vegetables soup and mixed heap.

     After getting some improvement, you can take rice, pulse, boiled vegetables and bread.


Don’t take excessive spicy foodstuff, meat and fish in this disease.

Special note-

        Do the practice of all the activities carefully. Don’t show hurriedness while doing the practice of any asana. It should be done in the supervision of a yoga guru. Concentrate on the spinal cord and speculated during the practice.