Category: Brain / Memory Health

Radio Taiso Exercises and Herbal Remedies for Maintaining Good Health


Radio Taiso is the most famous exercise program in Japan. It serves as an accessible and sustainable intervention for the care of older adults in society. Every age group can perform these exercises. Performing these exercises leads to a good health-related quality of life. The impact of these exercises is directly on the lifestyle of the individual. A fit lifestyle can prevent many physical and mental diseases which are associated with ageing and unhealthy habits. It is played every day at 6:30 Am at public NHK radio. As per the Ayurveda, various yoga asana and vyayam techniques are mentioned. Everyone has their choice as to how to keep themselves fit. Let’s discuss it in detail!

Radio Taiso Exercises


Radio Taiso exercises are the basic callisthenics that is performed over the instructions provided by radio broadcasts. It provides exercises for all age groups and usually lasts for 10 to 15 minutes. This has lasted since the second world war. The objective was to keep soldiers active during the war. It was for both deployed and stationed units of the army. This is the longest-running broadcast program in Japan. This was also implemented by other countries in Asia like Indonesia, Taiwan, and Hong kong. People of Japan continued these exercises as they are available on all mediums like radio, television, and the internet. Moreover, this is performed daily in schools in Japan. According to the book Ikigai, the Japanese secret to a long and healthy life is Radio Taiso which is followed by the entire country.


These exercises are performed in crowds such as in schools and workplaces. It diminishes the stigma of exercising without fear of judgement. It also promotes unity among the people in society. Individuals in this environment will become more open and develop connections among themselves. The main purpose of these exercises is to stimulate activity. On average, every human should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and this has led to Japan having the lowest obesity rate as compared to other countries in the world. Radio Taiso encourages everyone to do exercises irrespective of fitness level.


The benefits that Radio Taiso exercises bring to the body are:-

  • It allows the brain and muscles to relax.
  • Enhance most of the organs of the body system by promoting blood circulation.
  • Enhances coordination and rhythm.
  • Performing Radio Taiso to any sort of music is good for mental well-being.
  • It makes you feel energetic and relieves fatigue.
  • Improves posture and makes muscles stronger.
  • As stress relieves it promotes a night of good sleep.
  • Muscle strains are cured by doing these exercises.
  • Doing Radio Taiso just after completing the work leads to relief from mental fatigue.
  • Suppresses the symptoms associated with old age.


Radio Taiso is performed in two sets. Each set is about 4 minutes. Two sets are known as Radio Taiso 1 and Radio Taiso 2.

Radio Taiso 1

Radio Taiso 1 focuses on the exercises that people of all ages, that is from very young to very old, can try. Along with a light rhythm, you can move muscles and articulate your whole body in a good balance. Radio Taiso 1 consists of 13 steps:-

  • With feet together stretch your whole body, then back down while keeping your back straight.
  • Raise arms to the side, and bend knees up and down, while keeping the heels raised.
  • With arms outstretched, revolve one way and then the other.
  • Stretch out your chest muscles by swinging the arms to the side and then slowly up again.
  • Bend to the left with the arm stretched and back again. Then to the right and back again.
  • With rhythmic bounces, bend forward three times then stand upright. Bend backward slowly and up again.
  • Swing your arms and twisting your body. First left, right, left, and right, then diagonally to back (twice). Do the same way.
  • First, put feet together and then put feet apart and extend arms up and down with sharp and strong moves.
  • Put feet apart. Bend forward twice to the left feet then up and stretch out the chest. Next down to the right foot then up and stretch again.
  • Stretch arms to full length, making a full circle and the same way to the other way.
  • Jump with both feet put together and then open (with arms lifted horizontally), close, open, close.
  • Raise arms to the side and bend knees up and down, while keeping heels raised.
  • Finish it with a deep breath.

Radio Taiso 2

Radio Taiso 2 focuses on body training and exercises designed to strengthen the muscle. Dynamic movements make muscles flexible and stimulate blood circulation and make internal organs active. It consists of 13 steps:-

  • With feet together, jump gently on the spot and loosen up[ the whole body.
  • Raise arms up to the sides, with heels up; behind the arms and legs twice with bouncing motions then cross arms at the front.
  • Both arms forward. Open, down, and lift with backward motion.
  • With feet apart, open your arms wide and stretch out your chest, then cross the arms at the front. Breathe in and out in motion slowly.
  • With your left hand under the arm, bend twice to the right then slap your sides twice and the same way to the other way.
  • With your arms swinging, bend forward twice, then all the way back with both arms up.
  • Swing your arms and twisting your body. First left, right, left, right with face looking in the front.
  • Hop on the right leg twice, with the left leg lifting high. And the same way, to the other way, then little hops on each leg.
  • Put feet apart. Twist to the left and bend down twice to the right. Then as lifting the body up, the same way to the other way.
  • Bend from the waist and swing your arms back and forth. First a big swing and then smaller swings. Then swing your arms back and forth with the upright posture.
  • Jumping jacks with arms lifted horizontally open, close, together; open, close, together.
  • Raise arms to the front, then to the side while bending knees up and down. Control your breathing.
  • Finish it with a deep breath.


Word Ayurveda is made up of two words Ayur and Veda which means the science of life. Dincharya is the practice of all those activities which start from waking up in the early morning which leads to health promotion and disease prevention. As per Ayurveda, vyayam (exercises) is an integral part of daily routine (Dincharya). Ayurveda recommends vyayam as a means to maintain health and also treat some diseases. Vyayam has a direct impact on tridoshas. It involves the movement of the body, movement is influenced by vata dosha, so exercise increases vata dosha. While performing exercises we start sweating as our body temperature increases. As sweating is influenced by pitta dosha. Hence workout increases Pitta dosha. Vyayam helps to burn fat. Fat is related to Kapha. Hence exercises tend to decrease Kapha in the body.


Planet Ayurveda is a GMP Certified company providing pure herbal products worldwide. All the products are based on Ayurvedic texts and under the guidance of MD Ayurveda experts. All the products are devoid of any kind of preservatives, dyes, and harmful chemicals. Here are a few herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda for promoting health:-



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Musli Strength Capsules by Planet Ayurveda is a 100% pure veg supplement. It contains two ingredients Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). Both herbs are present in equal amounts. It is the best nutrition supplement for all athletes and also for people who do daily work out. It helps in building up muscle strength and provides overall health support to the body.

Dosage:- 1 capsule twice daily.


Telomere Boostup by Planet Ayurveda is prepared by using ingredients like Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera), Amla (Emblica officinale), etc. It acts as an amazing Vajikarana (Aphrophidasic) and ojovardhak (immunity booster). As the name suggests, it boosts up energy levels and is helpful during the workout.

Dosage:- 1 capsule twice daily.


Planet Ayurveda’s Tribulus Power is made with the standardised extract of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). It has immense health benefits. This herb balances all three doshas. It increases the libido in both men and women. It enhances the energy and boosts your vitality.

Dosage:- 1 capsule twice daily.

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Radio Taiso exercises are found to be very useful not only in maintaining good health but also leads to having good social bonding. It is one of the longest-serving broadcasts on radio. As per the Ayurveda, vyayam is considered as one of the best workouts. There are some herbal remedies that could be taken along with workouts. It also prevents many life-threatening diseases. Everyone should follow these practices.

Herbal Remedies for PML Virus(Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)


Brain is the center of command for the Nervous System which enables memory, thoughts, emotions and movement by a complex function, the highest consequence of biological evolution. As Brain controls each and everything happening in our body, it is necessary to maintain a healthy Brain throughout one’s life which is the ultimate goal in chasing health and longevity. As the community ages, the load of neurological disorders and provocations for Prevention of Brain Health increases. So as the Brain plays an important role in our life it is vital to understand why the Brain health is important. In today’s article we are going to discuss one such condition that affects the Brain health, PML (Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy).So let’s have a look!!!!


PML means Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, one of the diseases of CNS (Central Nervous System). In this condition a virus attacks the cells that are responsible for making myelin. Myelin is the coating that protects the nerve fibers of the Brain. PML can affect any part of the body, occurs rarely but is a life threatening condition. In Europe and the United States combined each year a total 4000 people suffer from PML. This condition gets worse over time passage and leads to serious complications. Further let’s discuss its causes, risk factors, symptoms and Ayurvedic View. So let’s have a look!!!!!

PML Virus


Following are some facts that one must know about PML before discussing this condition in detail

  • It is a condition which affects Brain and is caused by a virus.
  • The condition is rare but progressive.
  • Mainly DMARDs and Multiple Sclerosis increase its risk factor of development.
  • As per Ayurveda this condition is correlated to Agantuk Janya Vata Vyadhi.
  • The main thing to get rid of this condition or to prevent this condition is enhancing the immunity.


PML is mainly caused by a viral infection named as JC Virus (John Cunningham Virus). PML is rare but this viral infection is common that is upto 85% of the adults can have this infection. JC virus can adapt at any age, at any time of the life but commonly affects in the childhood. This Virus mainly lodged in the lymph nodes, kidneys or bone marrow throughout our lifetime. Only a few people with JC Virus can get PML. If someone has JC Virus and the immune system gets severely compromised only then there is a chance of developing PML. so it is a must to take care of your immunity once you get to know about the JC Virus. If once it gets reactivated, reaches to the Brain, multiplies and starts to attack myelin. After the damage of myelin sheath a scar tissue starts forming, known as demyelination. It leads to the lesions that result from the interference of electrical impulses that travel from the Brain to other body parts, which leads to a variety of symptoms in different body parts.


PML occurs rarely if you have a healthy and boosted immune system. This condition only develops when the immune system gets compromised. Following are some other risk factors of developing PML:

  • Leukaemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Various cancerous conditions
  • Long term consumption of immunosuppressive therapy and corticosteroids
  • Autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Crohn’s Disease, etc.
  • It can be caused by a side effect of various drugs such as – Dimethyl Fumarate, Natalizumab, Fingolimod, etc.


As long as the John Cunningham Virus remains inactive, one must not be aware about it. Once the virus gets activated PML causes great damage to the myelin which makes it hard for the Brain to send proper messages to other body parts. Symptoms of PML depends upon where the lesions are formed and the severity depends upto which extent the damage is caused. Initially the symptoms resemble the symptoms of pre-existing conditions like multiple sclerosis or HIV – AIDS. the symptoms of PML are as follows:

  • Clumsiness issues
  • General weakness
  • Sensory loss
  • Changes to vision
  • Facial drooping
  • Difficulty using legs and arms
  • Loss of language skills
  • Personality changes
  • Mental slowness
  • Memory problems

As the time passes these symptoms lead to various complications such as seizures, dementia, coma, etc. and PML will become a serious and life-threatening medical emergency.


The physician may access PML based on progressive journey of symptoms, pre existing conditions and the medications one is  taking. The diagnostic test that may confirm PML includes the below techniques:

  • Blood tests: Detects the high levels of antibodies.
  • Lumbar Puncture: This sample also consists of antibodies if you have PML.
  • Brain biopsy: It detects the lesion forming in the myelin sheath.
  • Imaging tests: CT Scan or MRI detect the lesions occurring in the white matter of the Brain.


Ayurveda is a holistic science serving mankind for more than 3000 years. This science is working with the aim of maintaining the health of the healthy person and to alleviate the health concern of the diseased person. As we read earlier this condition affects the Brain and comes under Neurological conditions which are considered as Vata Vyadhi. Also the cause of this condition is JC virus which can be taken as Agantuk karana. So PML as per Ayurveda is a Vataj Vyadhi caused by Agantuk karana.

Vata Dosha is one among the three Doshas and it acts as a primary force beyond all body activities. Even it controls the activities of pitta and kapha dosha as well. If Vata dosha gets disturbed then all the body events will get disturbed and leads to many diseases known as Vata Vyadhi or neurological disorders.

वातेन जनितो व्याधि: वात व्याधि:।। (मा. नि. २२)

According to Madhava Nidaan diseases caused by Vata dosha are known as Vata Vyadhi.

Common Causative factors of Vata Vyadhi

  • Dry food, cold food, food intake in less amount, foods that are light to digest, awakening at night for a long time, excessive bleeding, depletion of tissues, trauma, injury to vital points.

Pathogenesis of Vata Vyadhi:

देहे स्त्रोतांसि रिक्तानि पूरयित्वा अनिलो बली।

करोति विविधान्‌ व्याधीन्‌ सर्व अङ्ग एक अङ्ग संश्रयान्‌।। (च. चि २८).

In this shloka this is explained that vata dosha get aggravated due to the above mentioned causative factors and get situated in rikta sthana (susceptible or empty channels), producing various vataj disorders. PML is also one of the Vata Vyadhi which is caused by Agantuk karana as we discussed earlier. Now we are going to discuss the Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda that helps in managing the condition of PML.


Ayurveda is a Holistic science serving mankind from more than 3000 years to maintain a healthy living. The aim of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of the healthy person and to alleviate any of the health issues. Planet Ayurveda is a company which has been working for 20 years on this aim. They produce various remedies that include herbal and herbomineral ingredients. These products are free from any kind of added preservatives, colours, fillers, etc. So the quality of products are well maintained and that’s why they have no kind of side effects. For helping a patient with PML Planet Ayurveda provides a PML Care Pack. Let’s discuss this pack with the ingredients of herbal remedies and how it helps in the management of PML. So let’s have a look!!!!



Herbs for Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Herbal Remedies for PML Virus



Shilajit Capsules is one of the single herbal capsule formulations of Planet Ayurveda. These capsules consist of standardised extract of Shilajit (Asphaltum). This is a wonderful formulation which assists in counteracting the free radicals, further preventing the degenerative diseases. It has miraculous adaptogenic properties which increase the action of other herbal remedies used to manage the condition. Other than that it has energy boosting properties which helps in alleviating weakness in case of PML.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals


Boswellia Curcumin is a miraculous capsule formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda. These capsules show wonderful effect as it includes standardised extract of herbs shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). These capsules consist of properties like antioxidant and rejuvenating properties. The formulation helps in eliminating free radicals from the body and prevents degeneration due to JC Virus.

Dosage2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.


Musli strength capsules is a herbal capsules which is formulated by Planet Ayurveda under the category of polyherbal capsules. These capsules are prepared by standardized extract of herbs safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). The remedy consists of strengthening properties and immunity boosting properties. So these properties provide strength to the body, eliminate weakness and enhance immunity to reduce the impact of JC virus on the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.


Giloy Capsules prepared by Planet Ayurveda with the standardized extract herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). Giloy is an immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herb. It effectively boosts the immunity and assists in reducing virus effect in the body thus reducing the symptoms of PML Virus. The immunomodulatory effect of these capsules helps in preventing further impact of the JC virus.

Dosage:– 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.


Memory Support is a capsule formulation one among all the polyherbal capsule formulation by Planet Ayurveda. These capsules consist of standardized extract of herb Vacha (Acorus calamus), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and mulethi (Glycyrrhiza Glabra). All these herbs collectively assist in reducing stress, boosting memory power, and alleviates sensory loss as well. These herbal capsules effectively reduce the damage of the nervous system from JC virus by its antioxidant properties.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.


Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras is one of the classical Ayurvedic formulations that has been used since ancient times as an Ayurvedic rejuvenator. This formulation is available in tablet form and consists of various ingredients such as Swarna bhasma (Calyx of gold), loha bhasma (Calyx of iron), rajata bhasma (Calyx of Silver), etc. this formulation consists of rejuvenating and antioxidant properties, thus it is effective in preventing further degeneration of the myelin sheath by the impact of the JC Virus.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily with plain water after meals.


Neuro Plan Syrup is a polyherbal syrup formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda. This syrup is made up of juice extract of herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), pippali (Piper longum) and various others. All the herbs consist of properties like antioxidant, nervine, memory boosting and supports all the functions of the nervous system. Thus this syrup is supportive in managing the condition of PML.

Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals


Energo Plan Syrup by Planet Ayurveda is one of the herbal syrups. As the name suggests this syrup is especially formulated for boosting the energy. This syrup is made up of the juice of herbs like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Shigru (Moringa oleifera) and various others. All these herbs consist of strengthening and rejuvenating properties, thus assisting in alleviating various symptoms like Weakness, difficulty walking, difficulty doing daily activities, etc.

Dosage:2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – or Call at 0172-521-4040 (India), +91-172-521-4040 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 842-749-4030.


PML means Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, one of the diseases of CNS (Central Nervous System). In this condition a virus attacks the cells that are responsible for making myelin. PML is mainly caused by a viral infection named as JC Virus (John Cunningham Virus). Symptoms vary in every individual but some common symptoms involve Clumsiness issues, General weakness, Sensory loss, Changes to vision, Facial drooping, Difficulty using legs and arms, Loss of language skills and some others. Diagnosis of this condition can only be cleared by Blood tests, lumbar puncture, brain biopsy and certain imaging tests such as CT Scan MRI, etc. As per Ayurveda this condition can be correlated to Agantuj Vata Vyadhi and its management can be done as per the management of the Vata Dosha vitiation. For this Planet Ayurveda provides various remedies that are free from any kind of side effects, so you can consume these remedies for managing your condition of PML