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Tuesday 9 August 2011

Yoga helps with asthma

Everything that limits us in our breathing, immediately creates a feeling of panic. The symptoms of asthma are varied. Started with a slight tightness in the chest, to a dangerous attack of breathlessness. Just as the symptoms and the causes are varied but often they are associated with an allergy or hay fever. There are several medications that help in extreme situations well but they can sometimes lead, used for long periods of exacerbations. What if it has so far not come first?

Often it is on a fundamentally incorrect breathing during exhalation is too short. Accordingly, there is not enough to be inhaled and it comes to attack.
Yoga can be performed on a regular basis have a positive effect on your asthma. Through targeted pranayama you can increase your lung capacity and reduce your breathing rate, because the breathing is deeper. With specific yoga exercises you work in addition to a more upright posture, mobility, especially your spine, relax the chest and the ability to get better.

Recommend it to all the yoga exercises your chest (back bends) open, e.g. The Cobra (Bhujangasana) or Up Looking Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana), Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I), Arc (Dhanurasana), Fish (Matsyasana) or Relaxing the Shoemaker in a Lying Posture (Supta Baddha Konasana). Are at the Pranayama exercises mainly the alternate nostril breathing (Nadi Shodana) and the fire breath (Kapalabhati).

You should avoid all yoga practices that restrict your breathing. This could be: the Plow (Halasana), the attitude of the Pigeon (Karnapidasana) and possibly even shoulder stand (Salamba Sarvangasana). Since this is different for every asthmatic, you should absolutely listen to your body and come out at the slightest discomfort of the posture.
Tell your yoga teacher in any case before your first lesson with him that you are asthmatic, and question your doctor before even before you get started with yoga. Then you're on the safe side.

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