This, International Yoga Day and International Music Day, let’s look at how Indian Classical Ragas and Yoga postures act as counterparts to restore, maintain and improve emotional, physical, psychological and overall health of humans…

While Western music is characterised by harmony, Indian music is pure melody. The general term for melody in India is Raga. The huge list of Ragas constitutes the whole and soul of the very vivid and unique Indian Classical music.

Each Raga possesses distinctive qualities. However, the essential feature of a Raga is its power of evoking an emotion that enthralls the listeners or colours their mind (literally). These Ragas not only turn the whole atmosphere melodious but also calms down one’s soul and bring peace to the mind. They are not just a piece of music but they work as a therapy for many diseases. It is for the same reason that Raga Therapy is gaining prominence now. So, while performing yoga postures, if you hear the Ragas, then be assured of a disease-free life.

The healing Ragas

Repeated listening to the particular Raga being chosen for a particular disease has a stark healing effect. By inducing electromagnetic change in the body, the articulation, pitch, tone and specific arrangement of swaras (notes) in a particular Raga stimulates, alleviates and cures various ailments. For the maximum effect, you need to ensure that you hear the Ragas at their proper allotted time (be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night).

Here is a list of healing Ragas…

Early Morning Ragas:

Ragas

Ailments they cure

Bhairavi

Rheumatic Arthritis & Sinusitis

Kausi Kanada

Hypertension & Common Cold

Ramkali

Colitis & Piles

Sohani

Headache

Morning Ragas:

Ragas

Ailments they cure

Ahir Bhairav

Indigestion, Rheumatic Arthritis & Hypertension

Asavari

Lower Blood Pressure

Bhupali Todi

High Blood Pressure

Gujari Todi

Cough

Gunakali

Rheumatic Arthritis, Constipation, Headache & Piles

Hindol

Rheumatic Arthritis, Backache & Hypertension

Jaunpuri

Diarrhoea & Constipation

Nat Bhairav

Indigestion, rheumatic Arthritis & Colitis

Shudh Sarang

Anorexia & Gallstones

Todi

Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Acidity & Diabetes

Afternoon Ragas:

Ragas

Ailments they cure

Bhimpalasi

Anxiety & Hypertension

Madhumad Sarang

Obesity & Acidity

Madhuvanti

Piles & Knee Pain

Evening Ragas:

Ragas

Ailments they cure

Khamaj

Sleep disorders

Marwa

Indigestion & Hyper-acidity

Puriya

Colitis, Anaemia & Hypertension

Puriya Dhanashri

Anaemia, High blood Pressure & Diabetes

Shree

Anorexia, Common Cold, Cough & Asthma

Yaman

Rheumatic Arthritis

Night Ragas:

Ragas

Ailments they cure

Bihag & Bahar

Insomnia

Chandrakauns

Anorexia & Heart ailments

Darbari

Insomnia & Eases tension

Darbari Kanada

Headache & Asthama

Jaijavanti

Rheumatic Arthritis, Diarrhoea & Headache

Kafi

Sleep disorders

Kedar

Headache, Common Cold, Cough & Asthma

Malkauns

Intestinal Gas & Low BP

Shyam Kalyan

Cough & Asthma

Tilak Kamod, Durga, Hansadhwani, Kalavati

Eases tension & has pleasing effect on nerves

Season-specific Ragas:

Ragas

Season

Ailments they cure

Miyan Malhar

Rains (During Night) Asthma

Deepak

Summer Indigestion, Anorexia Hyperacidity & Gallstones

Basant Bahar

Autumn and Spring Gallstones

Please note: As Raga Therapy is a supportive therapy, it is suggested to not to stop your daily medication. Raga therapy in support with your present medicines and Yoga can help in healing the ailments faster.

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