Among the many health benefits of yoga is natural asthma relief. Asthma is characterized by coughing, wheezing, and inflamed airways. Asthmatics always have some degree of inflammation, but experience increased swelling, mucus production, coughing, and a tightening of the smooth muscle around the airways during an attack, or flare up. As these airways close, breathing becomes shallow, fast, and difficult.
Yoga is a stress-relieving technique with gentle stretches and a slower pace than other workouts. Slow, deep, and rhythmic respiration sublimates, and is stimulated by calm, content, states of the mind. When you breathe incorrectly it disrupts the rhythms of the brain. This leads to physical, emotional, and mental blocks. This in turn leads to inner conflicts, imbalances, personality disorders, destructive lifestyles and disease.
By establishing regular breathing patterns through your breathing and yoga practice, the process is reversed, and negative cycles are broken. In yogic terms, this is essential for concentration and relaxation. This leads to happier, healthier, and more balanced states of mind.
Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Watch Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi0czWdn_YQ to learn yoga poses for asthma relief:
- Wide-Legged Forward Bend;
- Seated Spinal Twist;
- Cobra Pose;
- Bow Pose;
- Bridge Pose;
- And also, Relaxation – Shavasana