Breath-work and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

“I have been taking breathing and meditation sessions from Tarun Kumar for past two weeks. Its been great. He puts in so much efforts to find out what will work best. He asks how the day went to figure out what changes he should bring in the practice to help me. Most important very easy to talk to and emphasizes I should be doing these exercises myself and not depend on him. This is something rare to find. Its been a blessing…” 

COVID-19 RESPONSE

The virtual online project ‘Breath-work and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)’ is a Covid-19 Response by AZIMVTH. To know more about other virtual programmes, please see here.

A meditation of breath-work involves a series of Yogic pranayama practices combined with positive thinking culminating in a resolve for good-health.

There are about two dozen Yogic breathing practices in the Yoga tradition and there are many combinations of these as well. Two of these — nadi shodhan and udgita  more relevant to calming nerves. The practice of anulom-vilom is useful too. However, some processes, like bhramari and bhastrika need to be taken up with caution. More details on the various meditation techniques being practiced at AZIMVTH are available here.

TWO PROGRAMMES

The virtual online project ‘Breath-work and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)’ manages the following two online virtual programmes.

  • India (OCD) Meditation Group (IMG!)
  • OCD (Virtual) Meditation Group (OMG!)

The main activity, as of now, of both of the groups is to conduct daily/weekly breath-work meditation.  We are in the process of expanding the activities of these support groups.

GUIDELINES

  • The India (OCD) Meditation Group is for Indian citizens residing in India.
  • The OCD (Virtual) Meditation Group is for persons residing in any part of the world.
  • Up to 7 participants are accepted in any session.
  • The programmes IMG! and OMG! are meant for persons with OCD, or a related condition, and family/care-givers.

INDIA (OCD) MEDITATION GROUP

India (OCD) Meditation Group or OMG! is a virtual group of resident Indian citizens and supports persons, families, and care-givers concerned with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related medical conditions through breath-work meditations and dialogues.

IMG! meets all seven days of the week. One can participate with any one of the following 3 sessions. The time given is Indian Standard Time.

  • Session 1: 30 minutes (from 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm)
  • Session 2: 30 minutes (from 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm)
  • Session 3: 60 minutes (from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm)

OCD (VIRTUAL) MEDITATION GROUP!

OCD (Virtual) Meditation Group or OMG! is a virtual group to support persons, families, and care-givers concerned with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related medical conditions through breath-work meditations and dialogues.

OMG! meets once a week, every Friday from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm Central Time USA.

CONTRIBUTION

  • India (OCD) Meditation Group (IMG!): Per session – INR 750 for 30 minutes, INR 1000 for 60 minutes
  • OCD (Virtual) Meditation Group (OMG!): Per session – USD 44

HOW TO JOIN?

To join, one can complete and submit the application form given below. On receipt of the form a phone-call is scheduled. The call is the opportunity to know more about the process, get queries addressed, and experience a trial session.

APPLICATION FORM

The information submitted is treated as completely private & confidential.

DISCLAIMER

Please consult your doctor / counsellor about the suitability of this programme. AZIMVTH makes no claim that this programme, or indeed any other kind of Yoga or meditation technique is a cure or treatment for COVID-19, OCD, or any other health condition.

ANECDOTAL STUDY

You are welcome to join an anecdotal study we are conducting presently. The form is given below and can be accessed at the following link as well.

https://forms.gle/UXsNSZ2qCbX9mu2s6