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Pranayama is the practice of controlling the breath. In yoga, breath (Prana) is said to carry a person's life force. It includes several techniques for controlling breathing, which helps achieve a healthy body and mind.

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I need advise on exercises to lose weight. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old female with a sedentary desk job. I have gained weight, currently weighing 209 pounds. I know the importance of exercise but do not know where to start. Can you explain how exercise contributes to physical fitness and weight management? What exercises will help someon...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read the query, and I can understand your concern.Regular exercises such as running, swimming, and cycling, which are aerobics exercises, will help get you going and build endurance. For more details, check these guidelines:1. Get up and stretch yourself every 45 ...  Read Full »

Why is exercise important for someone with a sedentary lifestyle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old girl and I have a desk job and sit for about eight hours every day. I am concerned about how this might impact my health. Can you explain the importance of exercise and physical fitness for someone with a sedentary lifestyle like mine? What types of physical activiti...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, winter blues are a reason the body is constantly trying to maintain body temperature, leading to low energy levels and fatigue, and the body slows down which means metabolism goes down leading to weight gain. Regular exercises such as spot jogging stretching deep ...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some ayurveda remedy for my blurred vision?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I am suffering from blurred vision. I could not focus properly. Also, I have dizziness and stiffness in the neck, which sometimes continues for the whole day. An MRI brain was done and it was normal. The blood tests including thyroid profile, LFT, KFT, vitamin D a...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since, you have not mentioned your occupation or nature of work, diagnosis and drugs whichever you taken already, I am not able to get any clue about your condition. There are many possibilities for your conditions. Eyesight problem. It leads to eye pain, headach...  Read Full »

Why is my right shoulder placed slightly high than the left?

Query: Hi doctor, I never really noticed, but my right and left shoulders are asymmetrical in terms of muscle definition. Is this normal? I do not have issues with a range of motion, and no pain. The pictures that I have attached are inverted because of the camera. The normal line between the front deltoid...  Read Full »

Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen both the images (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) that you have sent. According to the images, I can say that you are doing strength training at home or at the fitness center. In the case of a normal person, ...  Read Full »

How to overcome my anger and gain self-confidence?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not feel happy. Even if I am with someone, I am not able to connect with them. It feels like there is a burden on me. I feel anxious, short-tempered, and not able to concentrate on any work. I do not have the confidence for doing anything. I would like to work hard and want myself t...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These days we do have to deal with a lot of things at a time. Our busy and stressful life along with many responsibilities may make us feel anxious and tense. I want you to look back at your past and see the positive aspects. Any achievements, no matter how littl...  Read Full »

Which natural remedy can be used to cure chronic nasal congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a runny nose, chronic nasal congestion, chills when cold, sneezing triggered by scents, cat, stress, cold, cigarette smoke and cleaning products. An occasional sore throat, warm body temperature, and clear nasal drip. This has been going on for over six months. Prescribed antibi...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For your issue, take turmeric tablets two in the morning and two at night or turmeric powder (0.07 oz) morning and 0.07 oz evening after food. Take long pepper powder 0.04 oz. Mix this with cow milk and boil, then drink it. Daily, two times this has to be done, or one gr...  Read Full »

Can I take Theanine capsules to reduce anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I have stress related problems as I have had very painful feet since I was a teenager. I have tried chiropractic, orthotics, acupuncture, reiki, cranial sacral therapy and all kinds of natural pain relievers, but nothing worked. I occasionally take Advil to reduce the pain. I have been on...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to L-Theanine is the naturally derived amino acids, which is involved in glutamate transmission and thus helpful in reducing anxiety. There are a few studies which show that L-Theanine reduces the glutamate transmission. So, there is conflicting evidence. But, clinical stud...  Read Full »

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