Jay Gurudev..my salute to all the loving souls over the planet. Sir i had bronchitis in the past 5 months. Now it is ok and i am doing 7 pranayams,7 asanas and 7 exercise. i am feeling like my body is detoxifying and quite often am getting diarrhea and fever.now i am feeling like my body is quite weak.my immune system is weak also. I have done many tests including blood test.my cholesterol level was high and after practising pranayam it has reduced to 4.3 with better results. Still then am feeling weak.can you help me sir?thank you.i have stopped all the medicines prescribed by the doctor. i am not gaining results from it..
From Dishan Mohesowa
While I am answering you here there are still few things not yet very clear to me. First thing is whether your bronchitis problem started after your practices or you had history of this ailment and how did it got cured. Also whether during the practices of those 7,7,7 you were subjected to any medication or not. The second thing which is also crucial to know is whether you learned these techniques by your own enthusiasm or you were formally trained under a seasoned Yoga practitioner or Swami. Last question would be valid only if you took up yoga practices under the guidance of a Master and that is Did you consult your teacher on your prevailing condition of health and if Yes, what was his/her advice to you?
Having probed you on the above points (and answer of these questions will definitely decide the course of action to be suggested) and in the light of limited information (which you have given in your question) I would like to suggest that Yoga practices must be learned under the guidance of a personal teacher and the practices. This ensures your progress is monitored closely and you are not given to consume more than your built-up can digest.
Frequent diarrhea, fever is not always a symptom of detoxification as it may happen so that due to rigorous breathing delicate tissues of lungs/bronchi might get inflammation and thus leading to mild infection as well. The pranayams having high rate of breathing when attempted without having developed capacity gradually, tend to disturb your intestine lining and thus disturbed bowels/diarrhea can erupt as a result of it.
Lastly speaking from the point of view of your energy-body which included your nadi-system – since most of the nadis in yoga beginners are clogged and thus high energy generating pranayamas tend to put thrust on those clogged energy channels resulting in disturbed endocrine activity and also shallow breathing in general.
As of now only this much can be said about your problems. To educate yourself further you can read some standard books on Yoga (watch out for their authenticity of author and the yoga lineage he/she follows). Further you can also refer to other posts on this blog where information pertaining to preparation of Yoga is provided and I am sure you will be able to decide your future course of action.
– Ach. Agyaatdarshan Anand Nath