A controlled breathing practice, yoga is known to offer a natural cure to breathing and respiratory issues like asthma, bronchitis, etc. By deeply working with the breath and opening the chest, making space for intercostals muscle, the yoga poses, breath work and meditation, all come together cohesively to grant an all time respite from yoga and its facets. Asthma works by inflaming and narrowing the lungs and passages, which leads to congestion in the bronchioles and reduces the lung capacity.
Yoga works by opening the constricted airways, stabilizing the breath, strengthening the muscles in the chest area. Here are some yoga poses for those who wish to combat asthma, respiratory issues, shortness of breath, chest tightness etc.
A great prone pose, the body comes in a shape of a bow, enabling the practitioner to open his chest area and breathe in deeply, more quantity of air. The pose works deeply with the back muscle, building strength in the back, abdomen and also opens up the heart chakra, relieving any stress in the front or back of the body.
Yet another easy and effective pose for those suffering from respiratory troubles, the pose encourages deep breathing practice. Opening heart chakra and working with throat chakra as well, it balances the energy level in the two. Furthermore, it tones the pituitary gland, pineal gland and parathyroid gland.
A restorative backbend, the pose is competent when it comes to dealing with asthma. It reduces the stress level, opens the heart chakra, strengthens the muscles in the back and stimulates the lungs, thyroid, and abdominal region.
Another deep and therapeutic backbend, this pose to open up the lungs by working with the heart chakra. Infusing higher oxygen levels in the body, it stretches the torso, hip flexors and abdomen along with strengthening back, legs and abdomen muscles. It gives way to abdominal breathing and reduces chest breathing.
An anytime clearing the airways pose, Cobra works with the back muscles, by opening up the chest and reducing symptoms of asthma. It improves breathing, alleviate back pain, and relieves stress.
When these poses are practiced 4 to 5 times a week with regular infusion of breathing techniques, a long term benefit and relief from breathing issues can be experienced.
To reap the maximum befits of these posses, we recommend to perform accurately. At Rishikul Yogshala the teachers help you perform the aasna in the most corrective way while explaining their effects on each organ of the body.
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