Parkinson’s disease is believed to be is caused by the progressive impairment or deterioration of neurons in some important area of brain. This part of brain is known as the substantia nigra. If everything is okay with your brain and neurons they produce a vital brain chemical known as dopamine. Dopamine facilitates the communication between the substantia nigra and yet another important area of the brain which is called the corpus striatum. When there is healthy communication and coordination between these two areas of the brain it ensures smooth and balanced muscle movement in our body. It is said that lack of dopamine causes abnormal nerve functioning, thus results in the loss of ability to control body movements. Technical it may sound but the key ingredient is dopamine here. Now the next question will be how this wonder-chemical dopamine is produced and what it is responsible for?
Doctors tell us that this chemical is a neurotransmitter released by the brain itself and it plays many roles in human body. Some of its major functions are said to be movement, pleasure reward, memory, attention, mood, learning and sleep. Well.. it seems dopamine’s production is quite important for our brain and body to work smoothly and if it doesn’t our life would be all on the wrong track. The next question is where this chemical is produced? Dopamine is produced in some specific areas of brain like mid brain and hypothalamus but this wouldn’t solve the issue either. We must understand what action/stimulus triggers the production of dopamine?
Whatever we understand of the medical jargon it is established that dopamine is a happiness chemical. They say when dopamine is produced one feels happy but i have my own doubts about this because how can one start feeling happy without being happy. So I say it is ‘being happy’ which triggers this process of dopamine production thus reduces the risk of worsening of parkinson’s conditions. This whole debate of dopamine-happiness or happiness-dopamine seems to enter a close loop because some researches have shown that meditation can increase the dopamine production by almost 65% now this would mean happiness-peace-contentment and joy comes first not the wonder-chemical called dopamine. And my therapeutic approach is based on this very ground that happiness experienced through modulation of mind would improve dopamine production.
Few suggestions to keep Parkinson’s at bay –
1. Clap-Clap and chant Radhe – Radhe while clapping then raise your arms upward with palms facing the sky and chant Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha (as if laughing) 21 times before starting the practice no.2.
2. Nadi-Shodhan for 64 Kumbhakas every morning while looking at rising sun.
3. Janu-Shiraasana and Garudaaasana 1 minute each. For elderly people this can be replaced by forward bending (As much possible) and twisting of hands as much possible.
4. Males can practice Yoni Mudra and Females should practice Linga Mudra (keeping the hand posture stable and fix your gaze on it for 1 minute) 3-4 times from morning till evening.
Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners should do Jal-Tattva and Prithvi Tattva procedures.
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